Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Mancini: Ajax Loss was My Fault
Sky Sports, October 25th, 2012 1:12PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, netherlands, uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini accepted the blame after his team slumped to a 3-1 defeat away to Dutch champion Ajax in UEFA Champions League play on Wednesday night. The loss left City at the bottom of Group D with one point from six games.

After the match, Mancini said he didn’t prepare his players properly. "They played better than us," Mancini told Sky Sports. "It's my fault, I didn't prepare the players properly for this game. It's my fault,” he repeated. “I prepared them one way but it was different. When you prepare them one way and think it will be like this, instead it is a different game."

Interestingly, the Italian said his decision to change briefly from a back four to a back three in the second half -- during which time Christian Eriksen scored Ajax’s third -- was not crucial. "We changed for five minutes but there were always 11 players [on the field]," he said. "Before [the change], we conceded two goals, so if someone wants to take this as an excuse, OK, but this is not the problem.” Mancini admitted it would now take “a miracle” for City to qualify for the Round of 16.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Wenger: Vermaelen May Leave Arsenal    
Arsene Wenger says defender Thomas Vermaelen, who has attracted interest from both United and Barcelona, could ...
English FA Cracks Down on Gambling    
The English FA has instituted new rules that ban players and coaches from betting on any ...
Luis Suarez's Suspension Appeal Set for Next Week    
Luis Suarez's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) against a four-month ban for ...
Mexico Goalkeeper Moves to Malaga    
Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, coming off an excellent World Cup performance, has moved to Spain's Malaga ...
Germany Wins Another Championship    
Within three weeks of winning the World Cup, Germany won another title, indicating that its youth ...
New York City FC to Groom Players for Man City?    
Manchester City's chief executive Ferran Soriano says that the Premier League champion may use its MLS ...
World Cup Boosts German Beer Sales    
The World Cup is credited for boosting German beer sales by 4.4 percent in the year's ...
Glazers Selling selling 8 million Man United    
The Glazer family will make around $150 million by selling 8 million shares of its stake ...
Former Palestine Midfielder Killed in Bombing    
Former Palestinian national team player Ahed Zaqout has been killed by an Israeli bomb that hit ...
Neymar Aims to Be Fit for Barcelona Opener    
Brazilian star, Neymar, who fractured a bone in his back following a challenge from Colombia's Juan ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives