Pellegrini admits Man City are in ‘a bad moment’ and ‘lack trust’ in each other

January 6, 2020

first_imgManuel Pellegrini admitted Manchester City “are in a bad moment” after the Capital One Cup holders slipped to a shock 2-0 home defeat to a second string Newcastle side.Few expected the Magpies to do much in the clash at the Etihad but strikes from Rolando Aarons and substitute Moussa Sissoko stunned the hosts, who have now gone three games without victory.Alan Pardew firmly outwitted his Chilean counterpart as the Toon Army produced a counter-attacking masterclass against the Premier League champions.And Pellegrini said following the game: “We are in a bad moment. We have a luck of trust in all the work we do. We are conceding goals easily, we are not taking our chances and we are not moving the ball as fast as we normally do.Of course, it was not a good week. We drewin Russia and after that we’ve now had two defeats against West Ham and today. We must continue trying to recover, repeat our style of play and think about the future.“Last year we were the team that continued in four competitions, but this year having one competition less maybe we can concentrate on another one.”The City boss named a strong side against Newcastle despite Sunday’s derby with Manchester United looming and watched it come back to haunt him as both David Silva and Yaya Toure were forced off with injuries.Queried on the pair’s fitness, Pellegrini added: “Well David has problem in his knee, we will see tomorrow how big is it. Yaya was with some problem in his groin, but I think that’s nothing important.”last_img

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