Roberto Mancini feels his team can still finish top of Champions League Group A

Manchester City are currently third in Group A, which has been hailed as this year’s “Group of Death” featuring current table-toppers Bayern Munich, Napoli and Villarreal. However, Roberto Mancini has called for his players to focus on Tuesday’s Champions League match Manchester City vs Villarreal ahead of the Manchester derby at Old Trafford on Sunday as he feels his side can still finish top of Group A with a win.

“We have to take account of the other result between Bayern Munich and Napoli but if we can get our first win we still have a chance of winning the group,” he said. “There are still three more games to play after tonight, with 10 points we can get into the second stage, but the most important thing is to win tonight. The players know this, and I think we have players who are mature enough and experienced enough to cope.”

“For us now, the target is we want to reach the knockouts. We’ve improved a lot in the Premier League. Now we want to improve in the Champions League,” the Italian football manager said.

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