Micah: Defeat is a wake-up call

08 August 2011 11:06
Micah Richards says the Community Shield will act as a "wake-up call" after admitting Manchester City "got a little bit ahead of ourselves."[LNB] City threw away a 2-0 half time lead to lose 3-2 at Wembley with Nani sealing the victory for Sir Alex Ferguson's side in injury time.[LNB]Despite the uncertainty over Carlos Tevez's future, the Blues are one of the favourites to challenge for the Premier League title this season.[LNB]The signing of Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid has given supporters more hope that they can compete at the top of the table.[LNB]But, speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Richards says he isn't getting carried away.[LNB]He said: "As much as it pains me to say it, United were the better team.[LNB]"It's an outstanding time to be at City with the way things are going. It's exciting. But it was a bit of a wake-up call for us.[LNB]"People know what we can do but maybe we got a little bit ahead of ourselves."[LNB]Manchester City begin their Premier League campaign against new-boys Swansea City next Monday.[LNB]Joleon Lescott, who scored the opening goal on Sunday, says the defeat won't derail their preparations.[LNB]The defender said: "We would have liked to win it. But no disrespect, our season is bigger than the Community Shield.[LNB]"It won't affect us negatively. We can take a defeat on the chin and we won't dwell on it, like we won't dwell on our victories too much.[LNB]"We had a great season last year but this is a new season. We've got new signings and once everyone is back together and firing on all cylinders, I'm sure we'll be there or there abouts again.[LNB]"It might help us keep our feet on the ground because we're not at the level we think.[LNB]"There's a long way to go. The game was important but it's not the be-all and end-all of our season."

Source: Team_Talk