Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has pointed out that his side will have to be more careful in their second-leg Champions League quarter-final tie against Paris Saint-Germain if they are to progress to the semis.
The Citizens secured a 2-2 draw in their First-leg tie in Paris on Wednesday night but Pellegrini stated that it could have been better if not for some avoidable mistakes
The Chilean submits that in this light, it will be quite premature to celebrate any perceived advantage as he believes that the tie is still very much “open” regardless of the 2-2 draw in the first leg.
While Pellegrini is playing cautious, many are of the opinion that City hold a slight advantage at the halfway stage of the tie having scored two away goals in Paris ahead of Tuesday’s second leg at the Etihad Stadium.
Pellegrini acknowledged that it is a good result for his side, but admits that they need to cut out the sort of mistakes that led to PSG’s first goal.
“The quarter-final continues to be open, we must now play 90 minutes in Manchester but this is a good result for us,” Pellegrini is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
“We made a couple of important mistakes for the first goal and the second goal was offside. In the first half, if we want to win, we cannot make those kind of mistakes.
“But we are trying to win the game from the first minute, it is the way we play.”
Man City are first-timers in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and having done this well in their first leg clash, they would be more than glad to take one step further to the semi and perhaps ultimately conquer Europe.