Didi Hamann describes the atmosphere at Manchester City last season as "absolutely terrible".

"The whole place has changed," Hamann told the Guardian. "Last year was a real struggle. The supporters were unhappy and, at times, there was a really bad vibe. Everyone was fed up. We didn't have the quality to challenge the top eight, or even the top 10, and we were in relegation danger until March or April.

"That incident at the end of the season [the fight between Joey Barton and Ousmane Dabo] summed it up. Things were not right. There were disciplinary matters, fines being handed out and a general sense that the club was in a bad state. All-round, things were wrong. It was dire - absolutely terrible."