Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has criticised his team’s attitude after twice throwing away a lead in yesterday’s draw with Birmingham City.
City’s winless streak now extends to three games and they were the only side in the top four not to secure a victory in their midweek fixture.
“We must improve. We need to play football again and the last two weeks we have to forgot this,” said Mancini.
“We must change our mentality, play football and stop conceding goals. We need to work harder in training.”
When asked if the draw spelled the end of City’s title hopes, the Italian said: “It’s a big gap but football is strange and can change very quickly.”
City fail in deadline day bids.
Manchester City had a £4m deadline day bid rejected for Belgium international Yassine El Ghanassy, according to the Daily Mail.
The 20-year-old winger who currently plays for Belgium side AA Gent was seen as an ideal replacement for the injured Adam Johnson but both City and Spanish side Villareal failed with their bids.
Meanwhile, Swedish side Djurgardens have expressed an interest in City youngster John Guidetti. The 18-year-old has featured regularly on loan for Burnley this season and is currently considering a contract extension at Eastlands.
Djurgardens sporting director Stefan Alven said: ‘I have made enquiries about John’s situation.’
City file sexism complaint.
Manchester City have filed a letter of complaint with Notts County after an alleged incidence of Sexism was reported at the FA Cup tie between the clubs last Sunday.
The altercation occurred when City’s director of communications, Vicky Kloss, was apparently denied entry to the players tunnel on the grounds of her gender. Notts County confirmed they had received the complaint but claimed she was refused access because she didn’t posses the required credentials.
A spokesman for County had no further comment to make and revealed that both clubs have agreed to deal with the matter in private.