I will fix City's problems: Mancini

Oct 05, 2012, 09:52 IST | AFP

Mancini vows to end win-less City's woes after Balotelli's last-minute penalty rescued a point against Dortmund

Manchester City manager Roberto Manicni insists he knows where his team’s problems lie after their fitful start to the season.

City’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Borussia Dortmund here on Wednesday extended their poor run to just three wins in nine matches.

Equaliser: Man City’s Mario Balotelli (centre) converts a penalty kick against Dortmund. Pic/Getty Images

Mancini’s team have just one point from their two Group D matches and are four points adrift of leaders Chelsea in the Premier League.

After being so solid on their way to the Premier League title last season, they have also failed to keep a single clean sheet in their nine matches so far. Mario Balotelli’s late penalty earned a point against the Germans but the performance gave Mancini real concern.

The Italian refused to expand on what he thinks is currently going wrong for his team. Mancini, whose team host Sunderland on Saturday before the international break, is sure he can find a solution to his team’s issues and has promised he will rectify their issues quickly.

He said: “I know the problem and I will resolve it very quickly. It’s my problem and my job and I will solve this problem. If we want to play in the Champions League we have to play better.”

Ronaldo ’tricks Ajax
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo was in treble form as Real Madrid tuned up for this weekend’s Clasico with a stylish 4-1 win at Ajax. 

Portugal forward Ronaldo was joined on the score-sheet by Karim Benzema, with Ajax’s lone strike coming from Niklas Moisander. 

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