Mancini - United Lead Does Not Worry Me

01 February 2013 03:51
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has put aside his obvious sorrow at losing Mario Balotelli to prepare his team for a pivotal month in the title race.

Roberto Mancini: "The result at Loftus Road doesn't change (anything). I think when we arrive at the end of February, the gap will be very, very small.

"In every championship, never one team won a title in January.

"We should fight until April. If they have seven, eight, nine points (lead) in April, it could be difficult, maybe. But in this moment we have a big chance.

"We are not happy about Mario going because I think he did well.

"Maybe not in the last three or four months because he had a big problem with injuries, but he did well because he helped the team win the Premier League and the FA Cup.

"We are sad for this but this is football. It was difficult, it was only my decision. I am here, (for) the club and Mario. Also for Mario to go back to Italy to play for Milan was important.

"I believe in him and I believe to go back to Italy after two years in England is important."

Source: Manchester City MAD