We’ve taking a shining to Manuel Pellegrini, not only because the Manchester City manager is obviously a very good manager and knows the game well, but he also handles himself so well during games, and never seems to lose his cool.
Alan Pardew and Manuel Pellegrini today
And Pellegrini admits to having prepared well for the visit to Newcastle United:
“St James’s Park is always a difficult stadium for any team to come to.” “I watched all the games Newcastle played in pre-season.”
“I think they have a strong squad with some very good young players, and I am sure they will be an important team during this whole year in the Premier League.”
“I really didn’t think they had clear chances to score, except in the last two minutes of the game.” “We were very concentrated and organised in defense, so I think it is not a problem of quality for Newcastle.”
“I think it was down to our good performance in defending.”
“I don’t have any problems with Alan Pardew.”” “It was a mistake that he made last season, but he apologized in the moment.”
“I told him in the same moment, ‘Don’t you worry about that, it’s finished and all forgiven’.” “He had a lot of problems last year – not only with me – but it’s a new season, and everyone learns from things.”
That’s a good example of what I am talking about with Manuel – the man seems a class act.
It was a good performance from Newcastle against a very good side, but we now have to learn from what happened yesterday, and start to pick up points.
Hopefully we will have both Cheick Tiote and Siem de Jong back from injury for next Saturday’s game at Villa Park.
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