Mancini blames himself for City’s defeat

Last Updated: Feb 01, 2012, 23:12 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Manchester: Manchester City’s manager, Roberto Mancini, has admitted of being complacent and not preparing hard enough for the Everton fixture.

"I didn`t prepare well for this game. I thought it was maybe easier. I know here it is never easy, never.” he was quoted as saying by a leading daily.

Saying that he takes full blame for the mistakes the Italian pointed out preparation for the match as the biggest reason for the loss.

"I didn`t prepare very well. For this reason we lost this game but I also feel we didn`t deserve it because they had two chances to score and we were so unlucky in the same situation." he said.

With the Tuesday’s defeat, City are level on points with Manchester United but still at the top of the table on the basis of goal difference.