Hello Man City fans. A desperately disappointing draw in Moscow for us leaves Man City teetering on the brink of an early bath from the Champions League. But that is not the reason for me tp write this piece. I am seriously impressed with what our cptain Vincent Kompany said after the game.
There have been some suggestions in the media this week that the Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini might rest our star midfielder Yaya Toure for the visit of Tottenhan Hotspur, but I just cannot see it happening. With Fernandinho and Nasri already on the injury list according to physioroom.com, we need the Ivorian’s presence and power in the middle.
It looked for a long time that Manchester City would suffer another disappointment in a season that has yet to catch fire for us. And many pundits have tried to lay a lot of the blame for our indifferent form at the feet of the Ivorian international Yaya Toure.
Once again it was a disappointing European night for Manchester City, after huffing and puffing and only coming away from the home game against Roma with a point. After losing the opening game in Munich, it was important to get a win on the board and we are now right up against it to even qualify, never mind topping the group to avoid the biggest clubs in the knockout round.
This is a massively important game for Man City, if we are to retain any hop of beating the German giants Bayern Munich to top spot in the Champions League group, as we so nearly did last season. But tonight’s opponents Roma are a very tough side who currently share top of Italy’s Serie A table with Juventus and have a 100 percent record so far this season.
After Manchester City were handed one of the toughest Champions League draws, yet again, with the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, yet again, this home tie with the Italian club Roma was always going to be a key fixture for us.
There is no doubt that this is a massive game for Manchester City and Manuel Pellegrini, as the Chilean manager looks to bounce back from a disappointing Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich and get the defence of our Premier League title back on track after the shock home defeat by Stoke City and the creditable away point at Arsenal.
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They say the cream always rises to the top, and it was certainly the case for Manchester City who lifted the 2013/2014 Premier League trophy following a wonderful and epic title race that went down to the wire. Manuel Pellegrini’s men showed their quality when it mattered, barring a slip-up at the Etihad against Sunderland, to take the title away from Liverpool’s grasp and complete a wonderful double in the manager’s first season in charge. The wonderful drama, excitement and tension of the Premier League will soon be exchanged for the most prestigious tournament in world football as thirty-two nations will battle it out at the 2014 World Cup. Many of City’s stars will swap the sky blue shirt for their respective nation’s colours in the hope of enjoying further success and remaining match fit.
There is just one game to go Manchester City fans, but we will still be nervous tomorrow, even though we only need a draw. West Ham have been speaking all week about spoiling our party and nobody, especially the City players, will forget how close we came to fluffing our lines against QPR two years ago. Thank you Joey Barton, you nutter.