Eriksson still rues Man City defeat

Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson admits they should've done better at Blackburn Rovers last weekend.

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He told City's website: "It's more frustrating when we lost our last game at Blackburn because when you lose a game you want to have them in the day after to try and put things right.

"That's life and it's good that we have many international players because it means we've got a lot of good football players."

And despite the Ewood defeat being City's second 1-0 league loss on the spin, Eriksson remains unconcerned that any early optimism is beginning to fade.

"No, not concern, I don't think so. It was the first game of all the games we've played so far this season where we didn't perform as well as we can. The players agreed with me that our performance wasn't as it should have been.

"The last two games in the Premier League we've lost 1-0. They were two difficult games to be fair, but anyhow I'm not happy with that and I'm sure that the players are not happy with that. Now we'll see what happens when they are back for Aston Villa a week on Sunday."

Eriksson added: "It's not a bad start, but we were not happy with the performance at Blackburn last weekend. In all the other games, I think we showed exactly what we can do and what we were suppose to do, it's not a bad start. I'm rather happy with it."

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