Do it for the fans: Given warns City to make amends for Pompey defeat in Europe

18 February 2009 05:55
Manchester City [LNB]goalkeeper Shay Given believes the team owe it to the supporters to give a performance against FC Copenhagen in the UEFA Cup. [LNB]City arrive in Denmark for this first leg match in the last round of 32 on the back of a 2-0 Barclays Premier League defeat by Portsmouth[LNB]at Fratton Park at the weekend. [LNB]It was another dismal performance on the road by City and does not bode well for their return to European action. [LNB][LNB] Disappointing defeat: A stranded Shay Given is helpless to prevent Hermann Hreidarsson head in Portsmouth's opening goal at the weekend[LNB]Given insists they must raise their game against a side who are still on a winter break from domestic football. [LNB]He said: 'It was a huge disappointment at Portsmouth for everyone involved with the club. We were not good enough and we need to rectify that. [LNB]'Whenever you have a bad performance it is great if the next match comes quickly and you can start to put the record straight.[LNB] FC Copenhagen v MAN CITY: Wright-Phillips and Dunne back to boost City [LNB]UEFA president Platini eyes up spending cap as clubs risk 'imploding'[LNB]City in pole position to sign hitman Eto'o after Guardiola fall-out at Barca [LNB]MANCHESTER CITY FC NEWS FROM ACROSS THE WEB[LNB] [LNB]Hungry eyes: Former Newcastle No 1 Shay Given is relishing the chance to play European football again[LNB] 'Hopefully we can do that tomorrow. We know we let the fans down at Portsmouth when we were not good enough on the day.'[LNB]The Republic of Ireland goalkeeper is relishing the chance to play at this level again after appearing for Newcastle on the continent. [LNB]'I have some great memories of European nights and I hope to have some more here this season,' he told the Manchester Evening News. [LNB]'It is hard to define but there is definitely a different atmosphere surrounding match nights. [LNB]'Sometimes there is not the blood and thunder of the Premier League and it is a little bit more cagey. You find teams want to keep possession more and try to hit you on the break. [LNB]'The Premier League tends to be all guns blazing at times but in Europe you have to be tuned in and have a good game-plan. [LNB]'We need to put right our away form in the Premier League but I know there has been nothing wrong with it in the UEFA Cup so far.'[LNB] FC Copenhagen v MAN CITY: Wright-Phillips and Dunne back to boost City [LNB]UEFA president Platini eyes up spending cap as clubs risk 'imploding'[LNB]City in pole position to sign hitman Eto'o after Guardiola fall-out at Barca [LNB]MANCHESTER CITY FC NEWS FROM ACROSS THE WEB[LNB] [LNB] [LNB]  

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