No trophy talk yet from Pellegrini

Date published: 08 January 2014

MANCHESTER City boss Manuel Pellegrini is not entertaining thoughts that a first trophy could be within his grasp.

Pellegrini’s side is firm favourite to win a place in the Capital One Cup final as City play host to struggling West Ham in the first leg of their last–four tie tonight.

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This season offers many opportunities with City also well placed in the Barclays Premier League and still in both the Champions League and FA Cup, but Pellegrini refuses to look too far ahead.

He said: “I think it is important for the club, for the team, for everyone, to play a semi–final against West Ham and try to win. After we beat West Ham we can talk about the final at Wembley, but we have two steps more to beat West Ham here and then in London.

“I repeat, after we finish the semi–final, we can talk about the trophy.”