Under-fire Man City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has admitted that the fine start he made at Eastlands was "too good to be true" and could cost him.
The former England boss continues to dodge questions regarding his future whilst on tour with City in Asia, but has admitted that the side's blistering start to the Premiership season raised expectations levels to an impossible level.
"The first half of the season was fantastic, maybe too good to be true," Eriksson lamented.
"The second half we weren't as good. But in total it was a very good year for Manchester City. About next season, I don't want to talk about that today."
Fringe man Darius Vassell is the latest to leap to his gaffer's defence, insisting: "I've enjoyed playing under the manager, I always have done. I'm sure other players will say the same."