Paolo Fernandes, Erik Palmer-Brown and Luka Ilic are all on-loan at NAC this season from City, but the club is missing last season's loanees.
"In the combination Angeliño, Manu García and I found each other blindly," lamented El Allouchi.
"Respond, bounce, move the ball; that was easier indeed. I can say that last year's football was good and that it is now less.
"But no-one is to blame, you know what I mean?"
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