James Milner gave his verdict following Manchester City’s home draw against Hull City at the Etihad.
The Tigers took the lead when David Meyler scored in the 35th minute, but Milner equalised in the dying minute as his free-kick found the net.
Pellegrini’s side, who are the defending Champions are now seven points behind league leaders Chelsea – after the Blues won 2-1 at Villa Park, and Milner reckons a point wasn’t good enough after they failed to secure three points at home.
“It’s not good enough. I think coming off the back of a good performance last week against a top team and coming here we knew we’d be up against a spirited side who were desperate for the points and we’ve slipped up again at home," the Yorkshireman said, as mcfc.co.uk reported.
“You can look at a few things but over the 90 minutes I don’t think we troubled them as much as we should have done. For whatever reason we’ve struggled at home this year and dropped far too many points.
“It’s a flip from last year when our away form was poor. This year it’s the other way around so it’s disappointing but we need to regroup and come back and try and put a run of results together."
When asked how costly the result could be, Milner said: “Very. Success in recent seasons has been based on solid home form, last year, I think we drew one game at home, so that shows that we have to make the difference away from home now and can’t really afford too many more slip ups if any.
"I’m sure Chelsea will have a big lead now but it’s down to us to concentrate on our game and see how many points we can get.”