Pinocchio Pellegrini: We’re not reliant on Aguero

Date published: Sunday 24th January 2016 11:35

Manuel Pellegrini¬†says¬†Manchester City are not a one-man team despite Sergio Aguero’s latest rescue act.

City twice had to come from behind with goals from their Argentinian striker to salvage a 2-2 draw at West Ham on Saturday evening.

Aguero won and converted a penalty to cancel out Enner Valencia’s first-minute opener, and dragged his side level again 10 minutes from full-time after Valencia’s second.

But City boss Pellegrini insisted:

“I don’t think our team is just Sergio Aguero. We are fighting for the title and involved in other competitions with a lot of injuries, so it’s important to have him 100 per cent fit.

“But we have a squad which is the reason why we are fighting for the title.”

“Perhaps we were not concentrating,” admitted Pellegrini regarding West Ham’s second goal. “When there is a throw-in maybe you are not thinking there is danger, but we know Antonio has a long throw.

“But Joe didn’t have to work too much in the second half. We didn’t have important problems in defence – just the concentration for the second goal.”


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