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Manchester City romped to a 6-0 win over West Ham in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday, but manager Manuel Pellegrini insists there is more to come from his side.
Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo grabbed a hat-trick, Edin Dzeko scored twice and Yaya Toure also helped himself to a goal as City ran riot in the first-leg of the semi-final tie.
Pellegrini was pleased with the display, but he claims his side can improve further.
“I think the team always can improve,” he said. “Maybe we really played very, very well, that is why I am happy and also because we are balanced we didn’t allow West Ham one chance during the game.
“But every game is different and we will see what this team can do in the future.”
City have now scored 92 goals in all competitions this term, just one less than they managed in the entirety of the previous campaign.
Pellegrini’s side travel to West Ham in two weeks for the second-leg and it would take a remarkable result for City to miss out on a place in the final against either Sunderland or Manchester United, although the Chilean boss insists they will not underestimate the Hammers despite holding a 6-0 advantage.
He added: “In football it is never finished but of course this is an important step towards playing the final at Wembley.
“We are very near the first final – but it is very important to continue in all the competitions playing the way we did today, and playing the way we did today is more easy if you want to win something.”