Manuel Pellegrini upbeat despite Stoke stalemate

A frustrating goalless draw at Stoke on Saturday saw the Manchester City manager's first attempts at rotation fail to come off.

updated: September 15, 2013 10:13 IST
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Stoke, England: Manuel Pellegrini insists his Manchester City squad has enough depth to cope with challenging for two major competitions despite a difficult start to an important week.

Pellegrini's side head to the Czech Republic to face Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League, a competition that has seen them fail to get out of the group stages in their previous two campaigns, on Tuesday.

After that they host Manchester United at Eastlands in the first Manchester derby of the Premier League season.

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