Pellegrini pleased with improved away display
Aleksandar Kolarov believes Manchester City can become champions if they build on the form they showed at Swansea on New Year’s Day.
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The Serbia international was among City’s scorers in a 3-2 victory that took their run to 10 wins and one draw in 11 games.
Manuel Pellegrini’s team have a 100 percent record at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League this season, and although they have found results harder to secure on their travels they have now won their last two away games.
Kolarov told City’s official website: “We are improving in every game and I think, if we can improve like today, then we can win the title. It’s a very important victory for us away as well.”
Kolarov scored in the league for the first time this season at the Liberty Stadium -- his third goal in under a month in all competitions after a Champions League strike against Bayern Munich and a Capital One Cup goal at Leicester.
And after being the second-choice left-back behind Gael Clichy last season, he has featured more frequently since Pellegrini replaced Roberto Mancini as manager.
He added: “I have played more often, so I am showing [what I can do]. I was the same player last season and two seasons ago. I played one game then I didn’t play one or two so it was more difficult for me to find good form.”
Kolarov is renowned for his powerful left foot but scored with his right for only the second time in his career at Swansea. He said: “I scored one in the derby in Italy [for Lazio] against Roma with my right foot.”