English Premiership

Zabaleta: Pellegrini can lose it

2015-02-16 14:44
Pablo Zabaleta (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini can "really lose his temper" according to defender Pablo Zabaleta.

Manchester Evening News report that City's Chilean manager can lose his temper if he feels his side are not pulling their weight.

“What you see in public isn't the whole story with the manager,” Zabaleta said.

“When he speaks to the media he is always calm. He never gets involved in arguments or speaks about other teams or managers in a critical way.

“So people see a very calm person – and that is one of the big qualities he has – but I can also tell you there are times when he shouts and really loses his temper.

“Believe me, if we aren't doing well at half-time or if we have lost a game, then we see how angry he can get.

“He is a tough man. He wants to win and he makes sure that the players understand that second-best is not enough.

“What people see outside the dressing room isn't the Manuel Pellegrini that the players know.”


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