Will Cup Success Save Mancini?
Roberto Mancini remains defiant in the face of fresh speculation over his future at the Etihad Stadium.
Roberto Mancini: "All the people who talk about this don't understand football.
"Because if Manchester City should sack me, the other 20 teams in the Premier League should be without a manager.
"I speak with Khaldoon (chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak) every week.
"He is like me. When we lost he has my mentality, he is upset and disappointed but this is normal and it's correct in football.
"After you lose you can't be happy for 24 hours but after that you need to think about the future.
"We have a good relationship. At this moment they aren't happy because when you lose you can't be happy but I think they are happy with our job over the three years.
"I think that the players know they didn't do their job at Southampton and sometimes it is important they take the responsibility.
"I think that we have some players that can do better than this year but I am sure I have a good team and at the end of it we will win something.
"It will be different because it's the FA Cup but it won't change for us because results are always important and there is always pressure.
"The players will respond, I'm sure about this.
"We play the derby in April and from now until then we have six games and we need to look at what happens in the next six games.
"If we reduce the gap before the derby... but it's not important to look at the table. It's important to win, win, win."
Source: Manchester City MAD
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