Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes it is too early to access his side’s season, despite the reigning English Premier League champions being nine points behind current league-leaders Chelsea.
Despite this, Pellegrini remains upbeat about his side’s chances of retaining the title.
“Now is not the moment to analyse what has happened in the season. There are a lot of games to play in the Premier League and Champions League,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.
“We have 27 more games to play and there are a lot of points (to be contested), so we will see at the end who will be the best team this year.”
Pellegrini was speaking after being inducted into the League Managers Association’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday evening after guiding City to the title in his first season in charge.
“It’s a very important honour, the Hall of Fame, for managers who have made an important achievement in English football, so it is an honour to be with them,” said the Chilean.