Pellegrini hails "special" win

By Ric Turner, Tue 20 August 2013 11:04

Pellegrini hails "special" winManager happy after 4-0 romp

City manager Manuel Pellegrini hailed his players after an impressive 4-0 victory over Newcastle United on Monday evening. David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri were all on the scoresheet to give the Chilean a convincing win in his first game in charge at The Etihad Stadium.

“The most pleasing aspect was the way the team played for 90 minutes, from the beginning the attitude was aggressive and we continued to play that way for the whole match,” Pellegrini said.

“It’s a very good start but I was very confident that the team would play well, we worked very hard during pre-season, we were trying another style of football and maybe we must continue to improve but for the first match, it was good.

“We are also very happy with both of the new players. Navas and Fernandinho played very well – Navas is always running and trying to make important passes inside the area.

“Fernandinho does a lot of work without the ball and he did well - I’m sure when Jovetic and Negredo come in and play 90 minutes they will do very well too.

“I’m very happy with the squad we have this season; we will need all of them.”