Manchester City boss slams ‘bullies’ Chelsea over referee antics

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has laid into Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side and their habit of ‘bullying’ referees, the Daily Express reports.

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The Chilean tactician believes his players would never behave in such a way, and that the best way to win is to play good football, rather than to go down the Chelsea route of making enemies on and off the field.

“You will never see a City player surround the referee,” he said. “Maybe you can discuss a decision with the referee but that’s just one moment in the game. But I don’t think that’s the way this team is prepared to win.

“I always say that it’s very important to win but I think there are different ways to win. And you must analyse and decide which is the correct way and which is not the correct way.

“I’m talking about a lot of things that happen in different games with different teams. But they always work in trying to pressure the referee in every decision, so the referee always has problems.

“I always think the best way to win is to play good football.”

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