Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini knows his team must toughen up to keep their Champions League quest alive.

City have made another disappointing start in the competition having collected just one point from their opening two matches in Group D. Alarmingly, according to UEFA statistics, they have allowed 50 attempts on their own goal during their opening loss at Real Madrid and in their draw against Borussia Dortmund last time out.

Ahead of the back-to-back games against Ajax, Mancini said: "It is better that we don't concede a lot of shots, but we played against Madrid in Madrid, so it is difficult not to concede chances. We had a bad game against Dortmund, but it is important we don't give away so many chances to score."

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