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Pellegrini
Season 2014/15

Milan v City: Pellegrini preview

  • 27 July 2014 03:38
  • Posted by @dclayton_mcfc

I think it’s an important match against a good team who have a new manager and maybe they will start to play a different way from before

The Blues begin their group games against the Serie A side in Pittsburgh later today knowing that the team who tops the table after three matches will go into the final in Miami.

Liverpool and Olympiacos are the other two teams in City’s group with New York and Minneapolis hosting the games.

Though Edin Dzeko, David Silva, , James Milner and Yaya Toure joined the squad in New Jersey on Thursday, the World Cup quartet will not be involved against Milan as they build up their fitness, though Joe Hart has travelled with the squad.

Milan are likely to be without former City favourites Mario Balotelli and Nigel de Jong, too.

“I think we are working very well here in the USA, first in Kansas and now in New Jersey,” said the City boss. “We played a very useful game against Sporting Kansas City and we hope to continue that good work against AC Milan on Sunday.

“I think that both ourselves and AC Milan are currently in our pre-season preparations, but I am looking forward to the game.  

I think it’s an important match against a good team who have a new manager and maybe they will start to play a different way from before

 

...Pellegrini...

“I think it is always important to win and when we start the game, our mind will be just on winning that game. We will continue to work in the best way we need to for this pre-season.”

Pellegrini also says the tour is the chance for younger players to catch his eye. With several EDS players in the travelling squad, the City boss admits this is a chance for them to shine.

“We have a lot of young players here with us,” he said. “Some of them played the game against Kansas. We have Kelechi Iheanacho, Greg Leigh, Jason Denayer and several others.

“It’s an important chance for them to show what they can do, and maybe this moment it is their moment. We have five players who have just returned from their break after the World Cup and another five or six that are still to join the squad. So I think that they are working well and playing well and they have to take their chance.”

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