Thursday, December 8, 2011

Manchester City's Roberto Mancini sorry players and supporters after the Champions League exit

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has apologized for the players and supporters of the club after his team crashed out of the Champions League.

City beat Bayern Munich 2-0 at Eastlands on Wednesday night, but it was not enough as a victory against Villarreal Napoli has seen them through the expense of men Mancini.

He told Sky Sports: "We need to improve as a team of our group is difficult to Naples to get through ...

"We're a good team is always a great team. I am very sorry for our supporters and I am sorry for his players because the players like that should be played in Champions League .

"I would think that with 10 points [the amount of money the city is going through the team - always - 99% [time] This is a very strange group, the group difficult.

"We've made some mistakes but it can occur after Naples. [Place City lost to Napoli is difficult."

City must address to compete in the Europa League but the Italian coach believes his team has a chance of winning that trophy.

He continued: "We're going Europa League, it's a trophy, a title is important We are disappointed, but we want to do better next year.

"I think perhaps now we think the Europa League is not important but if we come in the final, we would think it very important.

"I think we're on top of the Premier League, but this season will be very difficult and we want to improve from last year, we want to improve in the Champions League."

The rivals Manchester United have been dumping the competition after their 2-1 defeat Basel, and Mancini admits he's not sure why England have struggled this season.

"It's strange to go out and States. It's strange," he added.

47-year-also further clarify the situation regarding wantaway striker Carlos Tevez.

He insisted the club did not want to sanction a loan move, like a permanent move, despite reported interest from AC Milan.

"I do not know that the situation at this time but we want to sell Tevez, certainly," he said.

"It's hard for us borrow him for this reason nothing is certainly the only sure thing is that we will not let Tevez go borrow."

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