Really...? Manuel Pellegrini makes very questionable claim about Tottenham win

The City boss has been discussing his side's loss to Tottenham.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has made the very questionable claim that his team played better than Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon, according to Sky Sports.

City lost 2-1 to Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium but the Chilean is convinced his side played better and created clearer chances.

And the City boss also cited the penalty decision that led to the away side's opening goal.

Pellegrini told Sky after the game: "We played better than Tottenham. We had more clear chances. It was a very good game and the decisive penalty was very important."

Pellegrini has often used the excuse of playing better or 'more attractively' than his opponents but it is a little more embarrassing than usual in this case.

Considering Spurs' bouts of dominating possession, their clinical finish for the second goal and Manchester City's poor defending, no one will care if Pellegrini thinks his side played better.

Yes, the penalty was fortunate - but Tottenham earned their win.

At this rate, all Pellegrini will have to show for two seasons at the Etihad Stadium will be his post-match comments... in which he claims his team were always the better side...

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