Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Positives? There Were None - Pelle

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Positives? There Were None - Pelle

Article excerpt

MANUEL Pellegrini issued a damning indictment of his City players - insisting there was 'nothing' positive he could take from their mauling at Southampton.

The Chilean was clearly furious with his team following the 4-2 defeat at St Mary's - but suggested the result would have been different if the Premier League had not blocked their bid to have the game brought forward 24 hours.

City made eight changes to the team that drew 0-0 with Real Madrid on Tuesday's Champions League semi final first leg, with a view to the return at the Bernabeu.

And Pellegrini insists he would do the same again - despite seeing Southampton blow his team away.

"We knew before the game it was a risk to put so many players without football against a difficult team, but have to take those risks because we have an important game on Wednesday," he said. …

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