Man City boss Pellegrini blames mistakes for poor away form

Manuel Pellegrini has blamed Manchester City’s poor away form on “mistakes”, rather than failed tactics, writes Sky Sports.

The City manager insists his tactics are not the reason for their poor form when on the road, but believes costly errors have been the problem.

Pellegrini’s side currently sit eighth in the Premier League as they prepare for the visit of Tottenham Hotspur this Sunday, but recent matches at the Etihad Stadium haven’t been a problem for the Sky Blues.

It’s not a question of tactics,” Pellegrini said. “

If you review all the matches, we had a lot more chances than the home teams, but some individual mistakes stopped us from getting the three points. I am absolutely convinced by the way we’re playing. I’m always thinking about our performances, not only when we’ve had a defeat but also when we win.

Of course, the best thing before the international break is to win because then you’ve got 15 days without a match, and in our case we’re left with just four or five players, no more, to prepare with during that time.

City have won all five Premier League games at home, scoring 20 goals in the process and only conceding two. But Tottenham will arrive in Manchester with a respectable away record, having won three of their previous five games away from White Hart Lane this season.

City’s last home match in the Premier League was a thumping 7-0 win over Norwich City.

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