Man City boss Mancini blames tough group for Champions League failure
City are playing in the Champions League for only the second time and, like last year, they have been handed a particularly difficult group, with Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid all domestic champions.
"True or not? It is true. Perfect. We play Champions League for the second year, probably we need to work more for this.
"But sometimes you also need to be lucky when there is a draw, because if you take a softer group maybe you have more chance. In these six games you can get more experience for the February stage.