James Milner admits Manchester City's players held crisis talks last week after defeat at Southampton.

Milner admits the Southampton performance was nowhere near good enough and believes his former club Leeds United could feel the backlash in today's cup clash.

"The manager had his say and we spoke about it as a group of players as well," said Milner. "We don't need anyone to tell us whether we've played well or not. We have a dressing room full of international players.

"We know, for us, it wasn't good enough. It's down to us to bounce back and win a tough game against Leeds. We have the ability.

"It wasn't near the standards we've set. We can lose games, things don't go for you. We lost the United game when we didn't deserve to lose. But last Saturday we deserved to lose and that's obviously not good enough.

"I hate losing and we have to bounce back. It's about putting it right in the next game, making sure you learn from your mistakes."