Date: 3rd March 2015 at 2:29pm
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Manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that consistency from Manchester City is now key as we head into the game against Leicester City.

With criticism coming from back to back defeat to Barcelona and Liverpool, the gaffer knows we have to get back on track and quickly now but for him rather than looking at the remainder of the season as a whole, he wanted consistency over 90 minutes and a return to the style of play and performance levels we know we are capable of.

Speaking to then Official Site ahead of the game, he explained.

‘The concern is to win the next 11 games. It’s important to trust in what we do because I think it’s the same team who won the League Cup and Premier League last season, and that scored a lot of goals. This year we’re second in the league and we are confident of continuing in the Champions League. It’s important to improve, to be consistent for 90 minutes and not have bad moments in the game.’

The manager went on to say.

‘The most important thing for me is to try and continue playing with our style of player which we are not going to change. Then you must talk about the tactical systems, 442 or one up front. This team plays will all tactics, with two two strikers, one striker, with no striker.’

In wider press coverage of his pre game press conference, others also have Pellegrini quoted again as saying that he’s not under additional pressure with our current form of form and he’s certainly not under pressure to lift silverware this season when it comes to keeping his job.

Echoing what he has roughly said previously during times of a hiccup, he explained.

‘I am not under any pressure to win an amount of titles or win a title every year. I don’t feel any pressure. I only feel pressure when I don’t see my team playing the right way. All the other things are not important. When I signed my contract nobody told me about winning five titles in five years. That was what Ferran Soriano said, but that doesn’t have to be one a year.’

Pellegrini went on to say that there are a number of ways of ‘analysing’ things and trophies is just one facet of that, and ultimately nobody knows what the future brings anyway, so all he wants to do is focus on the present and get us back to doing what we used to do best. Playing well, scoring goals and winning.

With all the pundit criticism coming his way following recent games, he also barbed.

‘Everybody has an opinion and a right to give an opinion. I know what’s best for this team. It’s not my duty to tell the media what they must think.’

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