Pellegrini urges positive Man City to cut out costly mistakes

Date published: Wednesday 6th April 2016 10:32

Manuel Pellegrini: Worried by Man City mistakes

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini praised his side’s positive attitude following the 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain but admits mistakes may haunt them.

Fernandinho scored a late equaliser to leave the quarter-final tie wide open for the second leg at the Etihad, with Kevin de Bruyne also on the scoresheet to cancel out goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Adrien Raboit.

While Pellegrini insists he was delighted with City’s attacking intent, though, he says his side’s defensive errors cannot continue if they are going to go on and progress into the semi-finals.

“The quarter-final continues to be open,” he told BT Sport. “We must now play 90 minutes in Manchester but this is a good result for us.

“We made a couple of important mistakes for the first goal and the second goal was offside. In the first half, if we want to win, we cannot make those kind of mistakes.

“But we are trying to win the game from the first minute, it is the way we play.”

The game could have had a far different complexion had Ibrahimovic converted an early penalty after David Luiz was adjudged to have been fouled in the City box, but Joe Hart came to the rescue to save from the Swede.

“It was a very good save from Joe Hart,” added Pellegrini “[It was] a very close game right to the end.”

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