Manuel Pellegrini has said that the former Premier League champions need to be at their best against Pep Guardiola's unbeaten Bayern Munich if they are to get a result in the Champions League tonight.
Quoted on The Sport Review, the Chilean said: "We need to play for 90 minutes in the best way, knowing that with every mistake or error we can concede a goal.
“It is very important to concentrate for the whole 90 minutes.”
Bayern's manager has proven to be a difficult opponent, with City's manager having never beaten the Spaniard during periods in charge of Villarreal, Málaga and Real Madrid.
Pellegrini will undoubtedly be concerned with City's erratic form away from home this season, they lost 3-2 to Paul Lambert's young Aston Villa side in their last Premier League outing.
However, City have been very impressive at home this season, and Pellegrini will therefore take heart in the fact that Bayern are travelling to the Etihad Stadium for tonight's Champions League encounter.
City's manager also outlined his refusal to play the game in hope of a draw, adding: “We never think about a draw.
"If we cannot win it’s better to draw than lose but we’re not going to go onto the pitch thinking a draw against Bayern. From the first minute we will go for three points.”
Bayern Munich have been hugely impressive this season, winning six of their seven games in the Bundesliga, with the other result being a draw, and will provide a stern test for Pellegrini's side this evening.
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