- 13 May 2013 09:21
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Hard to find any positives in the Press round-up today with the FA Cup defeat to Wigan still so fresh in the memory.
So rather than regurgitate what is painful reading, we’ll go with a few Pablo Zabaleta quotes ahead of tomorrow night’s trip to Reading.
The Blues’ crowd favourite is quoted on Sports Mole as being mystified as to why City will end this campaign with no major trophies.
Still hurting from his red card on Saturday, Zaba said: "It's hard to understand why we haven't won anything when you look at the team and see the players we've got.
"Another trophy has gone, we couldn't lift this FA Cup and that was important for the club – to keep winning trophies.
"Now this season has practically gone we need to come back next season stronger and try to win something again."
And it doesn’t just rain, it pours – with ESPN claiming City are facing yet another group of death in the Champions League next year after failing to improve the ranking needed in Uefa’s co-efficiency table.
They report: “Manchester City's dismal performance in the Champions League is set to cost them dear in the draw for next season's group stage.
“City drew three games and lost three games in the Champions League this season
“Roberto Mancini’s side failed to win a single match in the competition, finishing bottom of a tough group featuring Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid, meaning City were unable to improve their UEFA coefficient score.
“They are now highly likely to drop from the second pot of seeds to the third pot.
“City could face a difficult draw for the third season running with Barcelona or Bayern Munich from pot one and Juventus, AC Milan or Paris Saint-Germain from pot two being possible opponents.”
Ah well, bring it on!