Last Updated: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:33
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says next week's clash with European champions Bayern Munich is not yet occupying his thoughts.
Pellegrini wants to focus on the weekend Barclays Premier League trip to Aston Villa before switching his attention to Wednesday's glamour Champions League tie at the Etihad Stadium.
City attracted some criticism after labouring to a goalless draw at Stoke a fortnight ago, three days before their last Champions League outing.
Potters boss Mark Hughes suggested Pellegrini had prioritised the wrong game after making six changes at the Britannia Stadium.
But even though Pellegrini has confirmed Sergio Aguero will not be risked at Villa Park after a knock, the Chilean insists his quest for top spot is priority this weekend.
Pellegrini, whose side have not yet won away after defeat at Cardiff last month, said: "I am sure nobody is thinking about Bayern Munich. We are all thinking about Aston Villa.
"We know it is a strong team playing at home. We need to play a very good game if we want to win and we need to win away now.
"We have lost one away and drawn the other, for different reasons.
"It is in the past so I don't continue talking about those games but tomorrow we have the opportunity to win against Aston Villa.
"It is very important for us to reach the first position of the table."
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