Mancini: We have 10pc chance of title defence
Published 09/02/2013 | 21:14
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini accused his players of showing a lack of strength and personality after this evening's 3-1 loss at Southampton, and feels his side now have only a 10 per cent chance of retaining the Barclays Premier League title.
Hart could have possibly done better with the shot that led to Jason Puncheon's opener, and there was no doubting the England goalkeeper's culpability for Steven Davis' bundled second goal for the hosts.
"We didn't play well. We conceded a goal that I have never seen in my life. That's it. Now we can do nothing - only say congratulations to Southampton for their performance.
"I think (the players) understand that we played really bad. I think it's the worst game in the last two or three years, maybe."
"We're missing Vinny (Kompany) and missing (Matija) Nastasic, and we have some players who are not in form. They played really bad - without strength, without personality. I'm very disappointed in them."
Asked what this defeat meant for his team's title chances, he replied: "We have 10 per cent, maybe."