Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that he doesn’t care if fans continues to boo the Champions League anthem.
UEFA is scheduled to have a meeting later this month to see if any charges will be brought against Manchester City after the fans were booing during the Champions League anthem ahead of the game against Sevilla on Oct. 21.
“I think that everyone has the right to boo or protest on how they see things,” Pellegrini told The Guardian during the pregame press conference ahead of City’s second meeting with Sevilla in the Champions League. “It is important how they do it. Everyone has the right to do it. My general opinion is that, if they boo, Uefa are not doing something right.”
City could secure a spot in the next round with a win, and Pellegrini was adamant in saying that City will go for the win even though it’s an away game. City sits in second place in Group D with six points in three games. Juventus leads the group on seven points. Sevilla sits in third with three points and needs a win in order to have a shot of advancing.
“This team is not prepared to try to draw the game,” Pellegrini said. “We are going to try to win the game from the beginning. You can’t always win but, if you start the game thinking a draw is a good result, you are not going to win it.
“I think the best way to manage the game is to manage it in the way we always we do. Try to demonstrate we have enough quality to qualify for the next stage.”