Chilean not too concerned by slow start.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident that his team can still challenge for the Premier League title despite some poor away form at the start of the season, according to Sky Sports.
The Chilean took over from Roberto Mancini at the Etihad Stadium during the summer, after his predecessor was sacked for finishing second in the Premier League and losing the FA Cup final.
Expectations are higher than ever now in the blue half of Manchester with their Premier League title success in 2012 and huge amounts of money invested in attracting some of the world’s best players.
Pellegrini himself has spent big since joining City, and his players have looked in top form at home so far this season, having recently blitzed rivals Manchester United 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
However, this was followed up by a shock 3-2 defeat away to Aston Villa, leaving them winless on the road so far this season, having also lost to newly-promoted Cardiff City and drawn 0-0 away to Stoke City.
This latest setback sees them five points adrift of current leaders Arsenal, though Pellegrini has stressed that it is still early days and that he expects results to improve with his team’s performances.
“I don’t know how many teams will be fighting for the title because we are just starting,” he said.
“It is a very tough league and the differences between teams are not too much.
“We are just starting working and we hope that we will improve in the future so we can win the games we must win.
“We are not thinking about the title at this moment. We are thinking about winning the most amount of matches. In the Premier League the differences can be very small.
“So we can’t know what will happen in the month of May but, playing the way we are playing, I am absolutely sure that we are going to be fighting for the league.”