“We have a squad and we must play with the names we have in this moment”
But Pellegrini is not prepared to use it as an excuse if things go wrong.
“I’m not 100 per cent sure but I think it will be difficult for Joe or Yaya to play against PSG,” he said.
“I have been here for three seasons and you will never have me making excuses about players who are not fit.
“When you have your best players 100 per cent fit all season it’s easier for you to win things for different reasons, not just in this Premier League or Champions League.
“This year and last year we had a lot of important players injured for too many games, but we have a squad and we must play with the names we have in this moment.”