This season for Manchester City was a different one. Fans were hoping that their team would be competitive in all the competitions that City are participating in.
The new manager, Manuel Pellegrini, arrived at the Etihad full of promises that the team will stand up to the challenges both in Champions League and Premier League.
Transfers were made in order to satisfy the desires of the new manager. Players like Martin Demichelis, Stevan Jovetic, Alvaro Negredo, Fernandinho and Jesus Navas arrived at Etihad to give City a European touch.
Alongside to the existing roster Pellegrini had to manage a team that the majority of managers around the world would envy.
Generally football in England is tough and strange - every team faces each other courageous without any hesitation and Pellegrini knew from the start that the season would be difficult. The first results of the team was a prove to this thought and everyone was patient.
Then the match against the arch rivals arrived. City were facing Manchester United, in a match that was thought to be a real crash test. City was extraordinary and took a deserved win with 4-1. Everyone was ecstatic and believed that this would be City’s year.
The last match in Premier League against Aston Villa, where City lost 3-2, was the one that brought up again concerns about the future of the team.
The following game, against Bayern Munich, was a chance for a breakthrough. If City had won that match against the current Champions League winners, no one could raise any doubt about the team’s abilities.
But in that match, Bayern were dominating and beat Pellegrini's side 3-1.
The most disappointing fact about that game was that City seemed to be unable to stop Bayern. The Germans were dominating the field and in total control of the match.
Pellegrini didn't manage to do anything to change the fate of the match. The main problem of the team is the absence of Joleon Lescott and Martin Demichelis due to injuries.
Pellegrini is forced to use the talented but naive, Matija Nastasic. In addition, Pellegrini has to deal also with bad condition of Joe Hart, who does not remind us at all last year’s keeper.
But Pellegrini has to find solutions.
He was to work it through and come up with ideas and a plan to put City back on track. Fans are disappointed and this weekend’s match against Everton is crucial.
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