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Mancini wants more from clinical City

Roberto Mancini believes Manchester City FC "still need to improve" despite a comfortable victory at Villarreal CF, who Juan Carlos Garrido predicts will come through their bad run.

Mancini wants more from clinical City
Mancini wants more from clinical City ©UEFA.com

Juan Carlos Garrido, Villarreal coach
We were without six or seven very important players tonight but those who were available gave their best. More important than getting players back is that I can see the team still has a good attitude; we worked together. We are rising above the knocks we have been taking. We are still in November and there are seven months of competition ahead of us; we have a lot of objectives we want to fulfil. We will try our best to take the six points available to us in our final two Champions League games. We want to get back up there in the Liga while the [Spanish] Cup will begin shortly. The start [to the season] hasn't been what we expected but more and more we find ourselves capable of fighting.

We need to start getting players back and winning games, which would represent a big morale boost for us. The next few games are vital. The squad we have here is capable of getting out of this. Today 11 players in a squad of 18 came from the youth set-up. That is a point in Villarreal's favour as it shows the youth programme is working and it gives confidence to the young players to know that they have an opportunity of coming through the ranks.

Roberto Mancini, Manchester City manager
We want to continue to play as well as possible but every game is difficult. Now we have to play another game in 60 hours and it will be hard. We will need to change some players, but if we want to compete at this level, that's what happens. We know that anything can happen although we are going very well. I still believe we need to improve if possible but we are happy after this win.

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