The Straits Times
Published on Sep 18, 2012

Manchester City in Madrid to win, says Mancini


MADRID (AFP) - Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini on Monday said his side had come to the Santiago Bernabeu meaning business, with three points the aim when they face Real Madrid in their opening Champions League Group D match on Tuesday.

"We have come here to win," he said at the eve-of-game press conference here.

"Of course it will be difficult but we absolutely have that ambition because this group is extremely challenging and 10 points might not be enough to get through."

Last season, Mancini's City were eliminated at the group stage despite hitting the 10-point mark that has often been seen as the minimum required to progress in the past.