Roberto Mancini denies he’s feeling pressure at Manchester City
Manchester City were once again thwarted at the Champions League group stage this season, with the English champions finishing bottom of a group that included Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Ajax.
December 6th, 2012
City were unable to win any of their six group matches and questions are being asked about manager Roberto Mancini who had a poor track record in Europe when manager of Inter Milan and has continued to struggle at the Etihad Stadium.
When asked if he was feeling the pressure, Mancini told The Sun: “It’s clear the season isn’t finished. We have the Premier League and FA Cup to go for.
“But we must work more now. What we’re doing is not enough.
“Our target when we started the season was to defend our title. That was the main target.
“We knew it was difficult to win the Champions League. But our target in Europe was to get into the second stage.
Mancini added: “Our targets have not changed. Our main target was the Premier League and FA Cup – to win a trophy.
“We wanted to get to the Champions League second stage – then in February. when you’re there, you can change your target. But we didn’t and now we can’t.
“I don’t feel any pressure. I’m disappointed because we went out of the Champions League and I’m disappointed for the club because they deserve to go through and for our players, who deserve to play on that stage.”