Cape Town - After failing to beat Newcastle United in the League Cup last night, Manuel Pellegrini and his Manchester City side are now winless in three games in all competitions, and the Citizens boss admits his team are suffering from a lack of confidence.
A 2-2 draw against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League, followed by a 2-1 defeat to West Ham United and a humiliation at home to the Toons, have left City feeling rather fragile ahead of their Manchester Derby this coming weekend.
“Of course, we must be worried,” the City boss told the Mirror.
“We didn’t win
the three games we played this week. We must be worried about that, but
we must find a solution, we must address it.
“My feeling is that we are not playing well. We are in a difficult moment. There is a lack of trust.
"We conceded two easy goals and we did not score from the chances we
had. We are conceding goals too easily and not scoring, so when that
happens, there is a lack of trust.”
Pellegrini also has the fitness of both David Silva and Yaya Toure to worry about ahead of their clash with neighbours United, after both suffered injuries in last night's Capital One Cup match.
Silva has a problem with his knee, while Toure is suffering from a groin strain and both look a doubt for the weekend's game.