Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has apologised to the club’s fans after his side were eliminated from the Champion League last night.
City defeated Bayern Munich 2-0 last night at the Etihad Stadium, but their fate was taken out of their hands with the result from the other gem in the group.
Napoli were also 2-0 winners in Spain at Villareal, which meant the Italians leap-frogged the Citizens into second spot in Group A.
“It's a disappointment because we wanted to play in the Champions League. Ten points is very difficult to go out,” said Mancini
"We are a good team. We played well, we're very sorry for our supporters and I'm sorry for our players.
“I think we need to improve as a team because we got a tough group [in the Champions League] this year.
“Congratulations to Napoli, they got one point more than us.”
Mancini attempted to be upbeat about the prospect of a Europa League campaign.
“We go into the Europa league. It's another trophy and it's an important trophy for Manchester City,” he added.
“If you are in the final [of the Europa League] it will be very important because I've never won the Europa League.
However, Mancini indicated what Manchester City’s priorities would be after their Champions League exit.
“Now we are the top of the Premier League and the season will be long, but we want to improve on last year in the Premier League.”