Mancini blames ‘nerves’ for City’s unimpressive Champions League debut

September 15th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Bayern Munich London, Sep 15 (IANS) Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has blamed “nerves” as his team drew 1-1 with Napoli in their Champions League debut.

The Italian, who was watched by his father Aldo Wednesday night at the Etihad Stadium, hoped that his team can be better in the next match against Bayern Munich.

“We can do better in Munich. Bayern Munich are a fantastic team but we have a team that can win everywhere,” Mancini was quoted as saying by The Daily Telegraph.

On the match against the Italian outfit, Mancini said: “We lost a stupid goal; a team like us cannot concede a goal like that. It was a first (game) for us and in the end I’m happy.”

“Before the game we were so nervous. All the players wanted to win and, probably, all the players wanted to score. But it’s important for us to play simple football,” he said.

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