Manuel Pellegrini targets top-spot by 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellgrini has revealed his plans on guiding the club to top-spot by the time 2014 is upon us.

The Chilean is keen to start the new year on top of the Premier League so that it gives them the best chances of winning their second title.

City are currently in third place after their 3-0 victory over Swansea City, but are still six points off leaders Arsenal, who were impressive on Saturday during their 3-0 win against Cardiff City, a team that beat Pellegrini’s men.

The problem currently for City is their form away from home and this next week will be a tricky one for them as they face West Bromwich Albion and Southampton away in the space of four days.

Talking ahead of the double-header, Pellegrini has revealed that his aim is to start the new year on top.

“At the moment, the race for the title is very open, but there could be many changes in the coming weeks,” said Pellegrini after Sunday’s 3-0 win over Swansea.

“I would like to arrive at New Year in first place, but if that is not possible then no more than three points from the No.1 position.

“I can answer that question better after we finish the two games we are going to play away.

“I have a lot of trust in this team. We have to play six more Premier League games during December. We hope we can do it. It will be very important for us.

“It is a big challenge now because West Brom are a strong team playing at home.

“We finished this week playing three games at home and we hope now we can start winning away.

“This week we have six points. And I repeat, we deserved to win some of the games we lost. We must try to win all of them to continue fighting for the Premier League.”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles

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