Speaking ahead of his side’s Barclays Premiership match against West Ham on Saturday, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his side need to keep their mistakes to a minimum.
City have had an inconsistent start to the season having won four games, lost two and drawn one which sees them lying in fifth place on the table with 13 points.
The Citizens, though, are yet win a match away from home and Pellegrini is calling for an improved showing from his men.
Pellegrini admits his side’s away form is poor, but it is something they plan on rectifying in their upcoming games.
“If we go and see the statistics of the games we've played away, of course it must be a worry for us. It's a thing we must improve and we must work hard defensively as a team,” said Pellegrini.
“Of course we are worried about that; we have one point from nine, so we need to win.
“Now we play four away games in a row, so this is the best moment for us to win points, first in the Premier League against West Ham and then in the Champions League.
“West Ham are a very strong team and we are aware of that.
“I don't know what he [Sam Allardyce] will do, but maybe he will try the same as Villa did against us with nine or ten men behind the ball and try to get us on the counter attack.
“But we must prevent a lot of the unnecessary mistakes or fouls, keep our concentration and continue the way we are playing.”
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