The victory in the Manchester derby great significance for Manchester City. These three points was a momentum to do reverse the Citizens squad confidence.
Prior to entertain Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday (11/02/2014) night local time, the City is in the atmosphere is less happy. The team made by Manuel Pellegrini failed to win in three games in a row.
They just knocked out of the League Cup after beaten Newcastle United two goals without reply. Previously, the City also forced outclassed West Ham United 1-2 in the Premier League and could only draw 2-2 visit to the headquarters sat CSKA Moscow in the Champions League group stage.
That situation could create concerns in welcoming Pellegrini covered Manchester derby. But, the fact remains City successfully won the game 1-0 thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero mere puppet.
With the victory, at least the distance of the points City not far away with Chelsea who finished standings. City did not move from the third position with a value of 20, while Chelsea more six points.
“We did not play good enough in the last three games. The game today is to be won in order to restore confidence, in addition it should not be getting much more than Chelsea,” Zabaleta said as quoted by the BBC.
“A win in that game desired by many people. We invite fans to celebrate. While we must remain grounded and I think we can still boost performance. Today’s victory brings our confidence back,” he said.