Mancini lacking players

Mancini lacking players

City’s Italian boss wants more midfield options


Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini claims he is lacking midfielders in the wake of the team’s 2-2 draw at Fulham on Sunday.

City led 2-0 at Craven Cottage thanks to Sergio Aguero’s double before goals from Bobby Zamora and Danny Murphy sealed an unlikely comeback.

Mancini’s side tackled Napoli in their UEFA Champions League debut on Wednesday and the Italian tactician insists he would have made more changes to his team if he had more options.

With the likes of Nigel de Jong and James Milner on the sidelines City’s manager only has Gareth Barry and Yaya Toure as options in the middle of the park.


“We’re lacking players at this moment,” commented Mancini.

“I can only change the full-backs or the strikers. I have only two midfield players, as James Milner and Nigel De Jong are injured.”


Mancini is not angry his players failed to pick up all three points from their weekend London trip, although he was disappointed by the result.

“Do we lack that? Yes, probably,” he continued. “I’m not angry but I’m disappointed.

“My players probably thought they had done enough to win.”