Manchester City media round-up: Neville makes claim over City's mentality

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester City.

Manchester United legend Gary Neville explained on Sky Sports that he feels Manchester City have a problem in terms of their mentality.

City fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace last night and Neville was left to analyse what’s going wrong with the club.

He’s suggested that City don’t have the ability to sustain a period of success over a long spell.

“They have got a mentality problem, there is no doubt about that. This team cannot sustain success, and I think that is a terrible thing to have levelled at you,” he said.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been quoted by the Daily Telegraph suggesting that he doesn’t fear being sacked.

City suffered another dent in their bid to win the Premier League after a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace last night.

The Chilean is confident that he will retain his position even if City don’t win a trophy by the end of the campaign.

“I’m never concerned about my job. That's the only thing I'm never concerned about. I do my work and am very happy,” said the boss.

Pellegrini has also been quoted by the Daily Mail suggesting that he feels missed opportunities were the main reason for the defeat last night.

Pellegrini was also left frustrated after he claimed that Palace forward Glenn Murray scored after being in an offside position.

Pellegrini has maintained that his mentality hasn’t changed and that his side aren’t overly concerned by the gap, which has been developed by Chelsea.

“You ask me the same question every time (about the title race) and I give the same answer: we are not thinking about Chelsea and titles,” he said.

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