Pellegrini - Mixed Feelings Over Win

28 November 2013 12:14
Manuel Pellegrini criticised his team's defending after they laboured to victory over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League.

Manuel Pellegrini: "We can attack and we can score four goals, but without giving (away) as many chances as we did today in defending.

"One of the most important things to be an attacking team is to know how to defend well. Today we did very, very bad.

"I am talking about the whole team. I think the whole team must know how to defend.

"We didn't have the intensity or the pace today to do it and I am not talking about individual players.

"I think Joe Hart played very well.

"I didn't expect that he would have to work so much during the game but I think this is the match when the other team - including Champions League and Premier League (games) - had the most chances to score.

"From tomorrow we will start thinking about the next game. Now we are talking about the Premier League but, I repeat, I think Joe had a very good performance.

"I am satisfied because we won the game 4-2 but I don't think we played well, we didn't play with the intensity and the pace we are playing (with) here at home."

Source: Manchester City MAD