Date: 15th March 2015 at 3:32pm
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Manager Manuel Pellegrini has said he doesn’t feel it was a poor display against Burnley and he’s not ready to concede the title just yet.

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A one nil loss to Burnley yesterday left everyone deflated and for many it was the final nail in the coffin of our hopes for retaining the title this season given the gap with Chelsea and games quickly running out.

However, Pellegrini remained upbeat in his after match interviews and he said – as carried by the Official Site.

‘We must continue to fight but the chances of winning the title are far as things stand. There is still a chance, but is more difficult after this result. We needed to create more chances than we did and find more space in and around their defence. This was a very important game for us, as they all are from now until the end of the season, so we are of course very disappointed.’

With a potential penalty ready to save our blushes, before the referee waved it away, Pellegrini wasn’t going to get caught just blaming the referee as he knows with a bit more luck on the day we’d have converted the normal chances we created.

‘Was it a penalty? Maybe, but the referee decides these moments and I don`t think that was the most important thing in this game. The issue for us at present is that we are not winning the games that we normally do, especially against teams we are expected to beat and that is because we are not scoring goals. I`m sure all our players are giving all that they can at this moment but we have to keep trusting in what we are trying to do and believe our performances will return to our normal levels. Now our focus must turn to Wednesday night and our game against Barcelona.’

In wider press interviews, the gaffer is also quoted as saying.

‘It was a normal performance. Burnley didn’t create many chances and we have lost to a beautiful goal. We didn’t create enough chances, but I don’t think it was a bad performance. We must keep fighting until it is mathematically impossible to win the title. Every point we drop makes it harder, but it’s important to trust what we are doing and see at the end of the season.’

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