Mancini cagey over CL chances

Big-spending City get their first taste of the Champions League on
Wednesday night when they play host to Napoli at the Etihad Stadium
in their opening game in Group A. City have been tipped as one of
the favourites to go all the way in this season’s Champions League,
but Mancini is remaining cagey on their chances of lifting the
trophy come May. “I think it is normal for us because Manchester
City is one of the best teams in England and Europe I hope,” said
Mancini. “For us it will be very important to do very well our job
in this group and our target is to go into the second stage.”
Former Inter Milan chief Mancini insists he is not worried about
City’s lack of experience in the Champions League, feeling they
have enough players in their ranks who have played before in the
competition to handle the pressure. Asked if there was extra
pressure on his side, Mancini said: “No I don’t think this. Like I
said before it will be a very important day, but it is always a
football match. A difficult game, probably, but’s it’s a football
match. “We have players with a lot of experience, a lot of our
players have played in the Champions League. I don’t think we have
pressure for this game.”