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Mancini - I Made Mistakes In The Summer
Published : 17 Mar 2013 10:38:06
Roberto Mancini believes he could have prevented a "big problem" by signing another defender in the last transfer window.
Roberto Mancini: "Probably we [made] a mistake because when we knew [of] this problem we were four days to [the] close [of] the market.
"Probably then we should maybe have bought another defender.
"Also, last year he had this problem, for one month he didn't play. This is a big problem. For me we [made] a mistake in this case.
"We had a chance because we had one good defender but we didn't think that Vinny would stay out for 40-45 days.
"Kompany has started to run and we hope that he will be ready for Newcastle.
"His calf was tired but he didn't have any problems.
"But we don't want to take a risk at this moment because we have one game and after it is the international break. It is better we wait.
"I love Joleon Lescott. Seriously, because Joleon is a top-quality man and a serious, serious professional player.
"He is perfect as a man and as a player. After I can decide if he stays on the bench but this is another story."
Source: Manchester City MAD