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Manuel Pellegrini: 'We need our difference makers to shine'

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini calls on his big players to fire his side to their first Champions League win of the season in their clash against CSKA Moscow.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that he needs his star players to step up in their Champions League clash against CSKA Moscow.

The Citizens have taken just one point from their two Group E fixtures so far in the competition, and Pellegrini feels that his side need to register a victory against the Russian side on Tuesday.

He told reporters: "I always say when you want to win something you need a team that knows how to play. After that, you need to have your best performance. We have very important players and, of course, they must make the difference after the team plays in the way I like.

"So I am sure on Tuesday we will see that. Maybe against Bayern Munich we were a little bit unlucky. Against Roma we didn't play well, but I hope we start now playing in the Champions League the way we have in the last two games in the Premier League.

"We must win if we want to continue to have options to qualify for the next stage. But we are not just playing the Champions League. If we hadn't won this game, then being eight points behind Chelsea would be very difficult."

City recorded a 4-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in their Premier League clash on Saturday, but they remain five points behind leaders Chelsea.

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