April 18, 2019

What the managers age saying… Mancini a genius?

Posted on December 29, 2009 by in English Premier League, Man City

Mancini has only just taken over from Sparky and he has proven himself.  Since his start we’ve seen some excellent performanaces from the likes Carlos Tevez, viz Man City vs Wolves, 0-3.  Possibly showing a spot of genuis playing Bellamy and Robinho down the flanks.  Expect to see more of Bellamy showing off his work rate down the flanks feeding through loads of crosses  for Tevez to convert.  Mancini has taken his job back to basics.  Man City have managed a clean sheet in past games.  He has been working with Kolo Toure to firm up City’s defence.  It all sounds like the ingredients of making a top for team.  Firm defence and stricker working with consistant and proactive mid field.

Here’s what Roberto Mancini had to say.

“We have another 19 games, so all is possible. We have a good team and if we keep concentrating it’s possible [to win the Premier League]. We must carry on playing well and winning. Then, in two months, we can look at the situation [in the title race]. It’s important that we just play well and improve match after match. If we keep playing well, if we keep the ball on the pitch and play a short game, we can arrive in the top four.”

With six of the bottom 10 clubs next on the fixture list the man who help Internazionale win three Serie A titles has said that City could catch and overhaul Chelsea at the top of the league.  This may be possible as it looks as though the team where on the edge of success just before Mark Hughes letft.  If Craig Bellamy can continue is performances and Robinho follows suit this may not be stretching the boundaries of possibility.

Some comment about Chelsea has been more downbeat lately. Matt Hughes who writes for the times has commented that Chelsea are lossing the power at the top of the table and that their reign in government is nearing a close. “Carlo Ancelotti’s side are only five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League, although it is difficult to see precisely why, and no one can say with any certainty how long their lead will last. ”

After what Jose Mourinho had to say it has led some to wonder if he will be returning to the Bridge.  “I want to come back to England. I’m not the kind of guy to keep his feelings hidden. I have always said the same – I love it here, I love it here, I love it here. I won two titles in three years [at Chelsea] and all the other cups too. I was very successful, so it is normal that other clubs here will want me. I won two titles with Porto, two with Chelsea and now I want to make it two, plus two, plus two by winning it again with Inter. That would be special. I don’t leave any club in mid-season to go to another. So until the end of the season there’s no chance that I will leave Inter.” –

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