Roberto Mancini out to elbow Greece as Manchester City boss targets the Europa League

15 February 2011 02:05
Moving on from Wayne Rooney's wonder goal might be a little harder than some Manchester City players imagined, but Roberto Mancini's side will try to do just that here on Tuesday night.

Targets: Mancini wants silverware

The boss's objectives have not changed dramatically in the wake of Saturday's derby defeat at Old Trafford. With the Barclays Premier League title now an even moredistant possibility, a top-four finish is the priority.

But Mancini has consistently stressed the importance of winning a trophy to change the club's mentality and he will set about trying to secure a place in the last 16 of the Europa League against the Greeks of Aris Salonika.

The Italian said yesterday: 'It was so difficult to lose against United. Very, very hard. But this is a different game and it's important to do a job.'

Erasing the memory of Rooney's derby winner has not been so easy for Joleon Lescott, however.

The City defender got home from Saturday's game and went on his Xbox only to find himself in a losing battle against the United striker once again on the FIFA 2011 game.

Lescott said: 'I'm all right but he's better because of his sponsorship deal - he gets the new releases a few weeks ahead of everyone else!'

Aris might not be a heavyweight but they have not lost any of their 24 European games at home in more than 40 years.

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