We deserve to be champions, says Man City boss

Manchester City chief Manuel Pellegrini believes that his side have earned the Premier League title for the way in which they have coped with set-backs and performed this season.

The Sky Blues effectively need to avoid defeat at home to West Ham tomorrow to finish ahead of Liverpool and lift the trophy on the back of an excellent campaign, which has also yielded the Capital One Cup.

Although the Reds have been hailed for their attacking prowess and Chelsea – in third spot – have impressed with their defensive solidarity, City have powered on despite injuries to key men such as Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure.

Pellegrini feels that their resolute displays could not have been produced by their rivals had they had the same problems, and that his side deserve to be champions:

“Yes, I think so.” He is quoted as saying by The Mirror when asked if his side have played the best football this season. “As When I arrived here, my target was always to play well and try to win the title. The moment I accepted the job it was because I had a lot of trust that I could win the league.

“The first thing I can say is we chose the right squad we needed for this year,” said Pellegrini. “I don’t want to compare other teams but I think maybe we were without Aguero, he missed 14 or 15 games in the Premier League.

“Maybe some other teams, if you take Luis Suarez out of 15 games for Liverpool, Eden Hazard from Chelsea or Santi Cazorla from Arsenal…

“All the teams have injured players through the year.

“But the reality in the way we did it is one of my best achievements. I’m happy with the whole squad.”

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