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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | MANCHESTER CITY1-1 REAL MADRID

Mancini: "The referee wasn't particularly good or bad"

"It has been a very difficult group, but we only have three points after five games. We started with defeat in Madrid when we were 2-1 up with four minutes to go. After that, everything was complicated."

Mancini: "The referee wasn't particularly good or bad"

What have you made of this Champions League campaign?

It has been a very difficult group, but we only have three points after five games. We started with defeat in Madrid when we were 2-1 up with four minutes to go. After that, everything was complicated. But Madrid and Borussia Dortmund deserve to go through because they were better than us. We need to improve as a team. We did some mistakes, but we are a good team. I don't have any fear about this. But I think this season's campaign has been worse than the last one.

After your second failure in the Champions League do you fear for your job?

No. Why? Why? I think the season is long. You have the Champions League, the FA Cup and the Premier League and if we think we can be champions of Europe after only two years, we are crazy.

I don't have fear for this. Here everyone knows about football It's a slow process. Everything can change in February. There are five or six teams in Europe that are better than us and the Champions League is unforgiving.

What did you make of the referee?

The referee wasn't particularly good or particularly bad, nothing could have changed the result, we didn't benefit from his decisions.

Do you think you can get into the Europa League?

We'll go to Dortmund trying to get a win. We will still try to get into the Europa League. It may not be as big as the Champions League, but if you arrive in the semi final or final it could be important for us.

Did you lose due to your tactical changes?

No, we were conceding space on the counter attack

What's the reasonable time frame for you to get further in the Champions League?

Look at Chelsea. They took ten years to win it. When Drogba and Lampard were younger they couldn't win it, they only won it when no-one thought they could.

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