Pellegrini Not Quite In Dreamland

Last updated : 20 August 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Manuel Pellegrini: "The most pleasing thing is the way the team played the 90 minutes.

"We played not dependant on if we were winning by one, or two, or by three goals. We had from the beginning the attitude to play as an aggressive team, an offensive team and we continue during the 90 minutes. That for me is very, very important.

"I don't think it's a dream start. It's a very good start. Also, I was very confident that the team will play today well.

"We work very hard during the pre-season, we were trying another style of football and maybe we must continue improving every week. For the first match, I think we did it very well.

"I trust a lot in Edin Dzeko. It was a pity that he didn't score today because he had a lot of chances. He played very well.

"He deserved to score a goal today. I am sure we're going to see this season the Edin Dzeko that Manchester City bought two years ago."