Manuel Pellegrini: 'We will not alter our approach'

Pellegrini: 'We will not alter our approach'
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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists that his side will not alter their tactics for their Champions League opener against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that his side will not alter their approach heading into their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

Pellegrini's side begin their European campaign at the Allianz Arena, where they fared well last season as they defeated Pep Guardiola's side 3-2 in their group game.

However, the Citizens boss has warned his side about the quality of the Bundesliga champions, especially at home.

Pellegrini told the club's official website: "I think that we will approach it as we do most of our matches, trying always to impose our footballing qualities, and to overcome Bayern Munich with our footballing qualities. But to also consider details regarding our opponents - not as a priority but as something important.

"For example when we give the ball to Bayern Munich we know it is very difficult to beat them. When we play like we are used to, and have ball possession, then it will be difficult for Bayern to win the ball back.

"So there are various aspects which start, for me, with the personality of the team to be able to impose their football against any opponent and on any pitch."

City face Bayern in their Champions League opener tomorrow.

Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola (L) looks on during the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Bayern Munchen at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2014
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