A final push: Pellegrini demands City finish on a high

City need a lengthy winning run


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LONDON: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini challenged his team to end the season with eight wins as the champions look to revive their fading bid to retain the Premier League title at Crystal Palace on Monday.

City travel to Selhurst Park nine points behind leaders Chelsea after Pellegrini’s side dropped to fourth place following resounding wins for Arsenal and Manchester United over the weekend.

Fortunately for Pellegrini, Liverpool were beaten at Arsenal to give City a seven-point cushion in the battle to qualify for the Champions League. While Pellegrini is not looking over his shoulder at the chasing pack, the Chilean concedes City need a lengthy winning run.

“I think in this league you can never be sure you are going to have a Champions League place,” said Pellegrini. “You have six or seven teams that from the beginning all of them play for that position. At the moment, for the whole year, we are in the position of the Champions League. I hope that now we will continue.” 

Published in The Express Tribune, April 6th,  2015.

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