Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is happy with the reaction from Franck Ribery after being drawn with Bayern Munich.

Mancini says that Bayern's French superstar is a wise man.

"Manchester City? Not ­Manchester City! No!" said ­Ribery after Germany's four-time European champions had also been grouped with Villarreal and Napoli. City's only other European Cup ­adventure was ended by Fenerbahce in the qualifying round 43 years ago.

"I saw Ribery's reaction - and I think he is a clever man," said the City boss, who first faces Napoli at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.

"We are in a difficult group - but so are Bayern Munich, Villarreal and Napoli. The group we are in is very strong.

"It is so strong that there is a chance we could finish top and a chance we could finish in fourth position.

"The aim for us, first of all, is to qualify for the ­second stage.

"That will be very difficult in itself, but if we get there then we can think ­seriously about what we can achieve."

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