MANUEL PELLEGRINI admitted Manchester City had endured the worst possible preparations for a Champions League trip to Real Madrid - but insisted he had no regrets about making eight changes at Southampton where they were beaten 4-2.
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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he was forced to play a weakened team at Southampton, with the Real Madrid game in mind.
Villarreal have secured qualification for next season's Champions League after a 2-0 victory at Valencia on Sunday.
• City manager fields second-string side against Southampton • Yaya Touré is ‘working with normality’ for Real Madrid second leg Manuel Pellegrini said Premier League scheduling forced him to name a weakened Manchester City team against Southampton and hopes his side’s disappointing performance…
City take on Real Madrid in Champions League second leg on Wednesday