Pellegrini retains City belief

March 10, 2014
Football - Premier League - Bet Now at Bet365

Manuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City's FA Cup exit won't dent their confidence as they seek more silverware.

City landed the Capital One Cup title earlier this month but were dumped out at the quarter-final stage of the FA Cup by Wigan on Sunday as the Latics ran out 2-1 winners at the Etihad Stadium.

City travel to Barcelona on Wednesday seeking to overturn a two goal deficit in the second-leg of their Champions League last 16 clash.

Pellegrini's side also trail Chelsea by nine points in the Premier League but they have played three games less and boast a vastly superior goal difference, meaning if they win their games in hand they will top the table.

The Chilean admits his side simply weren't good enough against Wigan, who also beat City in the final of last year's competition, but Pellegrin now expects a response from his players.

"We have won one trophy and we have a lot of things to fight for until the end of the season,"  said the City boss.

"First we must win in Barcelona on Wednesday and then try to go top of the table with our three games in hand."

"I think we played the worst first half we have done in my time here," he added.

"We did not have the pace we needed against a team with Wigan's intensity."

View all Football betting at Bet365

Latest Promotion

Sports Betting News

 October 19, 2016
Motorsports - Formula 1
Rosberg praying for dry US Grand Prix
Cricket - International Cricket
Anderson out of India opener

 October 17, 2016

Football - UEFA Competitions
Ranieri seeks Leicester reaction
Konta handed Singapore hope
Football - Premier League
Mourinho sets out United plans

 October 12, 2016

Football - Premier League
Willian content to stay at Chelsea
Rampant Raonic thrashes Lorenzi
Rugby Union
McCall ready for tricky period

News Archive

Betting Help

Sports Betting Rules

US   Sportsbooks for US Players
List of the online sportsbooks recommended for U.S. customers.
Rating  Bookmakers Rating
Online bookmakers list are sorted in rating order with information about year of starting business and U.S. players restrictions.
Copyright © 2010-2016 - All rights reserved.18+GamCareGambleAware