Mancini blames transfer policy to be reason behind Man City’s failure
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes his side would still be in contention for the Premier League title and in the Champions League had they signed in their main transfer targets last summer.
Roberto Mancini’s transfer list included big names such as Robin van Persie, Eden Hazard, Daniele de Rossi and Javi Martinez. Roberto Mancini missed out on all of the signings and instead had to love with Javi Garcia, Jack Rodwell, Maicon, Matjia Nastasic and Scott Sinclair.
None of Roberto Mancini’s signings provided Manchester City with an edge over their opponents. As a result, Manchester City were made an early exit out of the Champions League and were never really able to contend with Manchester United for the Premier League title.
Presently, Manchester United are 15 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City, who won the league title after 44 years last season. Manchester City’s success in the Champions League was limited as well. The Eastlands took only three points from their six Group games before exiting from the Champions League.
Roberto Mancini admits Manchester United have won the Premier League, but is of the believe that Manchester City would have been on the top had they secured deals with their transfer targets.
“Yeah, sure, 100%,” Roberto Mancini said. “Probably we would be on the top and could win the second title and probably we would be in the Champions League quarter-final. We had a chance to get three or four players who could improve our team but we didn't in the end. Now it is finished.”
Daniele de Rossi stayed with Roma, Javi Martinez decided to move to Bayern Munich, Eden Hazard became Chelsea’s new sensation and Robin van Persie joined archrivals Manchester United.
“These players made a difference in their teams this year,” said Roberto Mancini, who believes Manchester City’s attack was abysmal this year. “This year the difference is only the goals we didn't score. The difference if we score maybe 15 goals more, probably we would be top. We are missing important goals in games we deserve to win easily: West Ham, Chelsea away, Sunderland, Arsenal at home. We lost a lot of points because we didn't score enough goals. This is the difference.”