Mancini Asks Fans for Patience
Roberto Mancini, the Manchester City manager, has asked fans to be patient with the team after they were booed off at half-time last Saturday in the match against Swansea City.
Mancini told the Daily Mail that fans “must understand it was a difficult occasion.
When you’re tired and have just had a defeat in the Champions League, maybe you can be disappointing. All teams need their supporters for 90 minutes.”
City are close to being eliminated from the Champions League since they lost two of their three opening group stage games, however, Mancini believes that the negative press is unfair given that the team have not yet been beaten in the Premier League.
Mancini said that it is normal to take time to get used to the Champions League; it is only City’s second appearance in the league and he pointed out that it took Chelsea 10 or 11 years to win it.
He said that the team “can play better, but there are other teams who have always played in the Champions League and sometimes they don’t play well too.”
He thinks fans should be pleased as “in two years we’ve won three trophies” and believes that with time and work the team will see greater success.