After Manchester City’s 2-2 draw with Ajax on matchday 4, the general assessment was that City’s poor performances in the Champions League are manager Roberto Mancini’s fault and he needs to be replaced. Similar things are being said today after City’s elimination from the Champions League.
Leaving aside the arguments of whether a change of manager makes a difference, the fact is that City have failed to win in five matches against teams whose equivalents in the Premier League all finished in the top six last season. Firstly, is this really such a surprise and secondly, shouldn’t there be more focus on the toughness of the draw?
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