Man City boss Pellegrini defends lack of Euro silverware

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists he has what it takes to win silverware at the Etihad.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists he has what it takes to win silverware at the Etihad.

He lacks a major trophy on his c.v. from his time in Spain, however — a point that was put to him bluntly by one reporter yesterday.

"I won a lot of trophies in South America," said Pellegrini. "It is impossible in Spain.

"I started with Villarreal and it is very difficult for them to win a title, to reach the quarters, semis of the Champions League and go second in the League.

"At Real Madrid with 96 points, we played a whole year against a great Barcelona with Guardiola and we came second. I am sure if I had stayed at Real Madrid we could win a lot of trophies.

"Malaga, though, is the same as Villarreal. You can’t win the title with Malaga."

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