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Roberto Mancini Admits It Will Take a Miracle for Man City to Reach Champions League Knockout Stage

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admitted it will take a miracle for his side to reach the Champions League knockout stage after blaming himself for Wednesday’s crushing loss at Ajax.

City’s 3-1 defeat leaves them bottom of Group D on one point from three games with three matches remaining.

“It’s my fault because I prepared badly for this game,” said the Italian.

“There’s one team with seven points, one team with six and one with three. It will be a miracle.”

SOURCE: BBC Sport

Good to see the Italian take this on the chin rather than make another proclamation about the need for yet more funds to add more world-class players to his expansive squad.

Man City were outplayed by an Ajax side who had more hunger to win last night and whilst Roberto Mancini doesn’t need a miracle to qualify for the final 16 of the Champions League he does need to see his side show some character in the final three matches of the competition’s group stage in order to have any chance whatsoever.

Mancini’s side have two home games against Ajax and Real Madrid coming up and if Man City can collect two wins then they are back in the hunt for qualification, that’s one very big IF though.


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