Mancini looking for improvements

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Roberto Mancini is not buying into the hype that Manchester City are unstoppable, with the Italian manager insisting that the squad still have work to do after they defeated Wolves 5-2 in the Carling Cup last 16 on Wednesday night.

City are now in a star-studded final eight for the competition, with the pot still including Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool, and the draw on Saturday will no doubt pull out some tough matches for the big five.

And Mancini believes that while City showed their dominance on the scoreboard last night, the side made some mistakes that could prove costly next round.

"I am very happy because of everything. It was not easy,” he said.

"Wolves at home are a difficult team and after they scored the first goal it was difficult, but after that we started to play well and we scored three goals in 10 minutes. It was good.

"When we started the game we were too deep. After they scored we changed and we pushed them very high, it was different."

Mancini also argued that Adam Johnson can still do a lot more to improve his game with the Citizens, after he responded well to being left out of the 6-1 thrashing over Manchester United on Sunday.

"He played well, but I think Adam can do more," he told Sky Sports.

"He has everything to be one of the best wingers. I liked his performance this evening but I think he can do better.

"One player should never think that if I do this it is enough. Adam has everything, he is one of the best wingers in England and in Europe and I think he can improve."


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