Man city frontman Álvaro Negredo feels that coach Pellegrini will not make any rash changes and stick to his guns when the Blues meet the Catalan giants. Despite going down to Mourinho’s Chelsea in a 1 nil defeat, ex Sevilla star negredo feels that his manager will not be making any tactical changes.
Negredo also prefers Barça to Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League draw.
“I don’t think the coach will change the system against Barca,” said Álvaro Negredo, who was not his usual self at the Chelsea game, as he was still nursing a shoulder injury.
“In all of our matches, apart from when we played Bayern on their own pitch, he (the coach) has played with two strikers. We want to win, and score goals to take with us to the Camp Nou where it will be more difficult.”
“We were happy when the tie came out. Actually, we would now choose Barcelona ahead of Madrid.”
“Looking at the history, for the numbers of titles they have, Barcelona is the favourite.
“It is true that now they are not as good as in previous years but Barca are always Barca and you have to be very careful with them.
“We must have the courage to face them.
“We have a good squad, quality and anything can happen if we do things right.”
The striker now hopes his shoulder injury will not present any problems for him against Norwich tomorrow at Carrow Road.
“It was not 100 per cent,” said Negredo.
“I tried to give my best, but now I have to recover and pick up the pace.”
“We have to work and forget this game.”
“I think it was not our best game, but it is best to forget it as soon as possible.
“Chelsea were good, more effective and in the end that’s what is most important.”
Some members on the Man City forum Blue Moon were discussing how to prioritise their next matches and have some valid points as set out below:
1)Drawing Chelsea in the cup
3)Not landing anyone in January
4)The loss of Fernandinho
They have some tough games coming up and seem to prefer fielding their strongest team against Barcelona, rather than Chelsea in the Cup.