Manuel Pellegrini targeting Man City treble

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini feels victory in Sunday's Capital One Cup final will kick-start the club's treble bid.

City are strong favourites to land Pellegrini's first trophy when they face Sunderland at Wembley tomorrow.

The Citizens are also in a strong position in the Premier League and have an FA Cup quarter-final at home to Wigan - who beat them in last year's final - to look forward to.

The Chilean boss said: "It’s very important for the team to have a winning mentality and to have an ambitious mentality.

"Both of those things start from winning the Capital One Cup, and then trying to win other titles. The feeling and the effect if you lose is not the same as if you win the game.

"It would be a big achievement, because it’s not easy when you’ve just arrived from another league."

He added: "I’m sure that we are doing the right things in the right way, to try to win this trophy and to try to fight for other titles."

Pellegrini has been boosted by the return to fitness of star striker Sergio Aguero - who has scored 26 goals in all competitions so far this season - and is also set to keep second choice 'keeper Costel Pantillimon in goal.

On a personal level things haven't gone so well for the 60-year old, though, as he has been given a two match touchline ban following comments he made after the 2-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League last week.

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