Pellegrini cool over title hopes

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March 22, 2015 10:36:08 UK

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says his side will focus on the task in hand of winning games rather than their prospects of Premier League glory.

The Citizens saw off West Brom 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium to get back to winning ways, having lost their last two games to Burnley and Barcelona and having been beaten four times in their last five outings.

The important thing is not to think about other teams.

Manuel Pellegrini

The three points moved City to within three of league leaders Chelsea, who have two games in hand, and Pellegrini was refusing to be drawn into worrying about his side’s hopes of retaining their top-flight title.

He told reporters: “We’re not thinking about that.

“We have to play eight games more now and we can win the eight games and if Chelsea doesn’t drop points, we cannot win the title.

“The important thing is not to think about other teams, but to think about our team, improve and win the next game, which is against Crystal Palace.

“Of course it’s always important to return to a victory after you have lost the last game. And we lost the last two games in different competitions – Wednesday in the Champions League and against Burnley in the Premier League.

“It was important to return to victory.”

The Citizens can be backed at 13.00 to win the Premier League title this season, with Chelsea 1.10.

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