Pellegrini's Boys Get Over Travel Sickness

Last updated : 02 January 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Manuel Pellegrini: "I think the most important part of the performance was to score the second and the third goal.

"After the offside goal, Swansea grew and they had a lot of chances in the second half and we knew that it would be very difficult for us. But the team, the same as in other games, had the character to change it.

"That character is very important because at the beginning of the season we dropped too many points away.

"I think it's not good for this team to win just 11 points out of 27 in the first half of the season.

"Winning here, the first game away [in the new year], is very important for us.

"I think the key to the better away form was to continue playing exactly the same way we did at the beginning; we didn't lose the games against Cardiff and Aston Villa because we didn't play well. We made a lot of mistakes and conceded easy goals.

"We have difficult games away from home if we are to win the title, and difficult games at home as well.

"There are 18 difficult games and I am sure five or six teams will be fighting right to the end to try and win the title. The team that copes best will win it."