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Man City have to defend better, says Zabaleta

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By Andrew Tuft

Monday 20 January 2014

Pablo Zabaleta has called on Manchester City to do better defensively after their 4-2 win over Cardiff City on Saturday, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Pablo Zabaleta

City’s goal tally reached three figures for the season in the course of the win but the Argentine believes they are still too leaky at the back.

“We’ve conceded a couple of silly goals and we have to defend much better than that,” Zabaleta said.

“But sometimes when you play like we are doing, trying to be an offensive team, you can get a little bit exposed at the back.”

City manager Manuel Pellegrini added that he was a little concerned with conceding twice to the Premier League strugglers but excused the last goal as largely unavoidable.

“Maybe I am annoyed to concede two goals because Cardiff did not have so many chances in the 90 minutes,” Pellegrini said.

“The last goal was in the 92nd minute and we were not concentrating, which is normal, as we were not winning 1-0.

“But it’s the same as happened in Cardiff, with a lack of concentration at set pieces.”

City are a point behind Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table, but have scored 20 more goals - 63 to the Gunners’ 43 - and conceded six more.

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