Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini claims there is no extra pressure to retain the Barclays Premier League title as a result of European failure.
City can no longer reach the knockout stages of the Champions League after collecting just three points from their first five group games. Mancini's men made amends for a similar failure last season by going on to win their first league title in 44 years and the focus will now shift mainly to repeating that success.
"I think we could be disappointed because we wanted to go and play the February stage in the Champions League, because we have good players and these players probably deserved to play in this competition," the Italian said. "But we don't have pressure. We know we have a chance to win if we stay together in a difficult moment like now, but we do not have pressure because we went out of the Champions League."
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