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Cazorla hails Pellegrini

Santi Cazorla has tipped Manuel Pellegrini to do 'spectacular things' at Manchester City.

Last Updated: 19/05/13 at 12:07 Post Comment

Santi Cazorla: Had a good relationship with Manuel Pellegrini

Santi Cazorla: Had a good relationship with Manuel Pellegrini

The Arsenal star has spent much of his career under Pellegrini's tutelage, firstly at Villarreal and then at Malaga.

And Cazorla is backing his former boss to do good things at Manchester City if, as expected, he is confirmed as Roberto Mancini's successor.

"What can I say about Manuel Pellegrini? He has been very important for my career," he told The People.

"As a manager, he has shown he is at the top level in Madrid, Malaga and Villarreal. He made his mark.

"With Manchester City, if he goes there, he'll do spectacular things and they will get better as a team.

"He'll adapt to the Premier League. He'll change City's style but the players he has got, they'll adapt very well. I hope the best for him.

"If he goes to City, he deserves that and I'll be happy for him. He's ready as he likes pressure. He's ready for any team.

"In Madrid, he didn't have the luck. It doesn't mean he's not able to be at any club in the world."

Turning his attention to Arsenal, Cazorla has called for them to be more consistent as they look to try and seal a top-four place on the final day of the season at Newcastle.

"The aim is to win trophies. Unfortunately, we have gone eight years without one, which is a long time for such a huge club that's always up there fighting with the other big clubs," he said.

"This year we haven't been able to, for various reasons.

"I hope next year will be another story. We want to be fighting for the Premier League and all the tournaments we enter.

"We're a great team and I'm sure we will.

"What I've taken from this year is that we weren't very consistent for half of the season, which cost us.

"Now we're a lot more consistent and that's the form we were lacking before."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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