Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says rival managers shouldn't degrade the Premier League.
Pellegrini refused to condemn Jose Mourinho's decision to field a weakened Chelsea team at Liverpool on Sunday, but insisted he never gave one competition priority over another, even when Manchester City were chasing honours on four fronts.
"I always try to win - always - and I expect that every team should want to win every game with their best players. But every manager must do what he feels is right.
"I don't want to talk about the decision of Mourinho. Have Chelsea given up on the title? I just said every manager has to do for his team the best thing he can. I don't want to talk about them. The only thing is to win our games, whether we have more chance or less chance.
"I think it was good to be in the four competitions for so long. We can't now complain about being in them and playing so many games. I said when I started the season that the four competitions were important. We were the team which continued longest in all of them, and we won the Capital One Cup.
"It's a lack of respect to just prefer one competition and avoid others. I don't think you can say we won't play FA Cup or Capital One. They are important trophies, you can't do that."
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