Man City boss Mancini happy with warm Eastlands welcome

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini enjoyed the Eastlands atmosphere during their 2-0 win over Stoke. He hugged all of his players as they left the pitch at the final whistle.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini enjoyed the Eastlands atmosphere during their 2-0 win over Stoke.

He hugged all of his players as they left the pitch at the final whistle.

Mancini added: “I loved Italy, but the atmosphere here was beautiful.

“I love the crowd here and I am very happy because the players responded to my message.

“I am not popular in England because I am not well known – but I am popular in Italy.

“I hope the people here will get to like me.

“I have to say a big thank you to my players because they were fantastic. We played well in the first half and in the second half we were so-so.

“All the players and myself can improve, but we will only do this by working hard.

“But at this moment I am very happy. It was important to win my first game and important not to concede a goal.”

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