Manuel Pellegrini, the manager of Manchester City, doesn’t know why his team fails to perform up to the mark in Champions League in spite of having many major players in it.
Manchester city lost 2-1 against CSKA Moscow in Wednesday’s match. It was their second loss in group stage this season and as a result they have a very small chance of being able to qualify for the competition’s knockout stage. Manager Pellegrini said after his team lost to CSKA Moscow that there is indeed a lot of improvement to be made. Manchester City has the lowest place in the group and their last two group matches are against Bayern Munich and AS Roma.
Pellegrini is still hopeful that his team will be able to make it to the next stage of the competition. Though he doesn’t consider it to be an impossible task but he admitted that it would indeed be difficult for them. Pellegrini also said that the team’s morale has greatly decreased after they lost to CSKA Moscow. The manger said that there are examples of teams who, in spite of being far behind in the league at first, went on to become champions.
Pellegrini said that the team must never lose faith. He said that there are a few teams competing in this league who are as good as them. He thinks that if the team stays highly motivated and purposeful then they would be able to win. Pellegrini thinks that there is still enough time for Manchester city to make a comeback.
Pellegrini said after the match that he will not blame the referee’s decisions for their loss. He said that the team lost solely for the reason that they failed to perform. Pellegrini said that usually his team performs in a disciplined manner and that is why it is very important for him that the team returns to form.