MANCHESTER – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, assessing the fatigue factor is one reason his team have struggled a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the third round of the FA Cup at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday (04/01/2015).
City behind first through the incision Atdhe Nuhiu in the 15th minute. City managed to turn things around thanks to a pair of goals James Milner in the 66th minute and the second half injury time.
“We did not play well. This is our fourth game of the last 10 days, so I think we were a little tired and I think when you play against teams from different divisions, the motivation would be different,” said Pellegrini.
According to ESPN, throughout the game, City had the ball as much as 74 percent and created six chances out of 20 businesses. As for the visitors off three accurate shots from seven experiments
“We played very bad. We can not keep the ball and we did not play as normal as we did before,” said Pellegrini.
“The only nice thing is we can continue winning, even without the presence of a striker. However, with the way we played, we were still able to score goals. That’s why, today we are not able to create a lot of opportunities,” he added.
Associated with the prediction of potential adversaries who will face City in the fourth round, Pellegrini said, “No matter who will be our opponents. I think it would be a tough fight.”