Manchester City

Mancini: We Won’t Win Champions League…

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has openly dismissed his sides’ chances of winning the Champions League. The 46-year-old Italian astonishingly admitted his side lack the capacity to win Europe’s elite club competition despite boasting a team filled with multi-million superstars.

Table-toppers City face an uphill battle of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League after their 2-1 defeat to Napoli on Tuesday evening. This means City must beat German giants Bayern Munich and hope Villarreal can claim at least a draw against Napoli if they are to progress.

Mancini said: “We hope we can beat Bayern Munich and Napoli can lose a point at Villarreal but I think we should be realistic.”

Since Sheikh Mansour took over City they have spent over £500 million on players, yet the City boss still reckons they need more players if they are to win Europe’s elite competition.

He added: “I don’t think we have a team to win the Champions League because Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AC Milan are maybe better and they have more experience than us in the Champions League.”

Meanwhile troublemaker Carlos Tevez looks set to leave the Etihad club this January after Tevez’s agent Kia Joorabchuan met with A.C Milan officials on Thursday. He told Italian reporters: “I spoke to Carlos and he is happy to move to Italy.

“We have spoken to Milan and the big Italian clubs are good options. Tevez wants to play at an important club.”

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