Last Updated: Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:20
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini was satisfied with his side's display in their 2-1 loss against Bayern Munich on Thursday.
City summer signing Alvaro Negredo opened the scoring after half-time following good work from Samir Nasri but Bayern hit back with goals from Thomas Muller and Mario Mandzukic to lift the Audi Cup.
The German side were dominant in the first-half but City improved after the break, despite the loss, and Pellegrini was happy with the display - although he admits there is room for improvement.
"I am very happy with a very good performance. We played against the last Champions League winners at their stadium and I think after the first 30 minutes when Bayern had possession of the ball, we started playing better and we had at least two or three clear chances to score," Pellegrini is quoted as saying by ESPN.
"In the second [half], I think we play better and Yaya [Toure] and Navas played well. We scored a goal and we had at least two more clear chances to score a second goal.
"We didn't start with our best team. Bayern put all their best players in. We have another 15 days to [prepare for the] start [of] the Premier League.
"The team had the personality to play well at the most difficult stadium in Europe. So there are lot of reasons I am very optimistic we are going to have a very good team for this year."
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