Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rafael: City Thought We Weren't Very Good

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rafael: City Thought We Weren't Very Good

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LYON defender Rafael feels complacency could have been a factor as City suffered a shock loss to the French side in their Champions League opener.

The former United player, said: "I don't know if they underestimated us - we played well. We had more chances to score goals.

"Maybe they thought... we are not very good in Ligue 1, you know. We're not playing very good football. Maybe they looked at the videos and said, 'Well, they don't have good confidence'."

Given his past allegiances, Rafael certainly had extra reason to enjoy the win.

The 28-year-old Brazilian said: "Everybody knows I'm a United supporter. To come here to win at City - I've never lost here - is very good for me. We know that if we play together we have a chance against any team. …

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