Manchester City are truly struggling to keep pace for a European place in the English Premier League. Since February, Sven-Goran Eriksson’s side has slid down the hill and are in a position where they might not even finish in the top six.
Man City manager Eriksson of course is not one to hide behind crippled excuses and says that should City somehow fail to qualify for Europe next season, he would take the full responsibility. The former England coach says:
I think we felt after Christmas and New Year that we were a little bit low mentally, but that is maybe my fault. I should have given the players some days off now and then. We have had just two wins in 11 games in the league, but there have also only been three defeats in that run. There have been a lot of draws, though, so of course it would have been better to have more wins and fewer loses. As long as we don’t give up, I still believe that Europe is quite possible for us,” added the former England boss. We must go on fighting because we still have 10 games. I have now learned what to do next season at Christmas time.
Indeed it would be a bitter disappointment to the Man City supporters should the team fail to progress to the UEFA Cup next season. After all, at one point in the Premiership, City were in one of the top four!