Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has urged his players to keep their nerve and not be deflected by the flak that has been heading in their direction recently.
City emerged from yet another tumultuous week with a precious three points from their game against Tottenham, allowing them to nudge themselves up to second in the table, still unbeaten. Not bad for a club supposedly on the ropes after failing to overcome Ajax at home five days earlier, a result which left their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread.
"There are some moments during any season when you don't play well, you might concede goals you didn't concede last year or maybe you are missing three or four important players," said Mancini.
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