Manchester City boss, Manuel Pellegrini was left frustrated as his side were unable to produce a goal in the 0-0 draw at Nowrich making it their second consecutive Premier League game.
The Manchester based club side were looking to bounce back with a win against Norwich at the Carrow road after the club recorded its first home loss of the season at the hands of Chelsea, but couldn’t find answers to the stubborn defence of the Canaries.
“Every team will drop points but we are two behind (Chelsea) and we have 39 points to fight for.”
Pellegrini added: “We are frustrated because we could not win but we did all we could do. But in front of us there was a team that defended very well, and we were not very creative.”
“The team was more affected by the amount of players who were not 100% fit,” he said.
“Especially the three strikers, Sergio Aguero, Negredo and Dzeko. During the last weeks or the last week, they are not 100%.
“Negredo has had a problem with his shoulder [for] the last three weeks so that’s why he can’t play in the way he was doing before, but I hope with more days he will return to normal performance.
“Sergio has a lot of days more [to recover], it is important he recovers 100%. Dzeko’s ankle is not in a good condition.”
Norwich went close to snatching victory late on, but Pellegrini was not worried by the result, believing there are “five or six” teams who could still win the title.
“Firstly, all the teams will drop points,” he said.
“Second, all of you are talking about Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City but be careful,there is Liverpool, and I said from beginning there will be five or six teams fighting for the title.
“The difference will be very slight and we are two points behind.”