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Sven: Future remains bright

03 Sep 2007 - 07:49:29

Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson admitted his side needed to learn from their mistakes but believes the future remains bright despite a second successive league defeat.

City's unbeaten start to the new season under the former England coach has come to a grinding halt with defeats to Arsenal and 1-0 at Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.

Captain Richard Dunne was also sent off in the second half to complete a miserable afternoon at Ewood Park, but Eriksson remains positive over the future of the club

"The future will be good. I am not worried about that," he said.

"I am quite confident in the players I have. You can feel this is a good football team.

"I am disappointed we did not do better. We should not have lost this match.

"We have to be stronger in the last third of the field. That's why I brought on (Emile) Mpenza for (Michael) Johnson.

"We need to work on a few things and set-pieces is one of them.

"But it is not easy to defend against Blackburn as they have strong strikers with good technique."

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