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Pellegrini rejects the desperation

Calm down everybody!

Manuel Pellegrini refuses to lose his cool in the face of adversity.

Indeed there was a moment in his press conference when he sounded almost Kiplingesque when declaring you simply can’t become desperate in the face of adversity.

Knowing that some on social media have been calling for his head, he could easily have repeated the famous words: If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, you’ll be a man my son.”  

And as he heads for Burnley at the weekend he made it clear you must always enjoy the winning but refuse to become desperate when you are not.

Good philosophy, good words but he knows there has to be a vast improvement from his players when they step out at Turf Moor.

Quite how he changes things – if at all – remains to be seen but one player who remains a doubt is Jack Wilshere with the manager declaring he will be checked tomorrow.

He said: ““When you don’t win, you must review everything: the starting XI, how you played, the substitutions during the game, and how you prepared during the week – and when you win, also.

In this profession you must always be pleased a bit when you are winning, and not be desperate when you are not.”

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5 comments on “Pellegrini rejects the desperation

  1. All very nice words but , the fact is , we are becoming desperate . If we don’t turn up at Burnley then looking over our shoulders will become habitual . That’s as close to desperate as it gets imo .

  2. I don’t know why we continually give column inches to people these days who just want to paint continually negative pictures. Anyone reading the media this week would believe Pellegrini’s job was on the line. It’s utter, utter nonsense. Do we want him to throw his toys out of the pram like a moron? Or should he continue remaining calm and considered in his approach, continuing to do what he believes in? I know what I prefer. I seem to be in a minority though

  3. What’s the difference between Manuel Pellegrini and God? A: God doesn’t think he’s Manuel Pellegrini.

  4. Saul
    The thing is Pellegrini has been saying the same thing for the last 5 matches apart from the Bournemouth match where we played ok, but for Declan Rice we would of lost.
    He doesn’t seem to understand how his team are playing so poor. It’s about 100% effort , class and that killer skilful touch. Only Diop and Rice have shown it in most games. Ogbonna and Fredericks were close but then were dropped.
    He needs to look closer to home to realise where the teams errors are.He’s been a major reason for the crap last 5 games.
    Nothing short of a win will ease this against Burnley. A draw may just mask the problems.

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