Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Disaster in Amsterdam Leaves Blues Needing a Euro Miracle

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Disaster in Amsterdam Leaves Blues Needing a Euro Miracle

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Disaster in Amsterdam leaves Blues needing a Euro miracle CITY'S Champions League dream is today in tatters with boss Roberto Mancini taking the blame for a demoralising shock defeat in Amsterdam that leaves the Blues stranded at the bottom of Group D.

Only one point from three games after the 3-1 loss to Ajax has left Mancini admitting they need a miracle to stay in the competition. Mancini shouldered the blame, saying he didn't prepare the squad well enough, while Micah Richards reckons the players couldn't cope with switching between three and five at the back throughout the match.

The City defender said: "It's not something that we've worked on a lot, we're just used to a back four. But the manager likes it and if we want to do well with it then we'll have to work harder on it. …

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