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Mancini and Klopp in disagreement

Published: Thursday 4 October 2012
Roberto Mancini's assessment that Manchester City FC "didn't deserve this point" was at odds with Borussia Dortmund's Jürgen Klopp, who was frustrated but thought a draw was fair.
Published: Thursday 4 October 2012

Mancini and Klopp in disagreement

Roberto Mancini's assessment that Manchester City FC "didn't deserve this point" was at odds with Borussia Dortmund's Jürgen Klopp, who was frustrated but thought a draw was fair.

Roberto Mancini, Manchester City manager
We didn't deserve to get this point but in the end it could be important. Borussia Dortmund played better than us. If we want to play at the top level in the Champions League, we need more than tonight. We need to fight; it's not enough to have good quality. Joe [Hart] saved us this evening. He did very, very well. If we don't improve, [qualification] is difficult. This point could be important in this group.

Today we deserved to concede three or four goals as we didn't play well. At this moment they are probably a better team than us. We are making a lot of mistakes which is very strange for us. I know the problem and I will resolve it very quickly.

Jürgen Klopp, Dortmund coach
I am a little bit annoyed about this result, even though City deserved a draw as well. They had great chances, but Roman Weidenfeller made some terrific saves. You cannot keep out the incredible talent of Manchester City for 90 minutes. We had some huge opportunities, though, and took a 1-0 lead through a somewhat planned manoeuvre. We wanted to put them under pressure and Marco Reus was able to execute with his great pace.

We had them pinned down, so of course you'd like to take the three points in that case. We had countless chances, despite being the away team. However, we can build on this performance, as we were very disciplined tactically. It was a big step forward for us.


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