Mancini: FA Cup important

Roberto Mancini is refusing to take Saturday's clash with Barnsley lightly in a competition with represents Manchester City's best chance for a trophy this season.

Last Updated: 09/03/13 at 16:35 Post Comment

Roberto Mancini: FA Cup important to Manchester City boss

Roberto Mancini: FA Cup important to Manchester City boss

City have already missed out on UEFA Champions League and Capital One Cup honours and with Manchester United holding a 12-point advantage in the Premier League, the reigning champions look unlikely to retain their title.

Mancini is refusing to give up hope of overturning their neighbours in the title race but admits their league position has given added importance to the FA Cup clash against the Tykes, especially if he wants to deliver on his promise of silverware every season.

The City boss, who guided the club to FA Cup glory in 2011 and the Premier League title the following season, said: "It is my opinion that for a team like us it is very important to win something every year.

"It is better if it is Premier League or Champions League or Europa League but the FA Cup is important.

"These games are difficult because they don't have anything to lose and everyone can think it will be easy.

"I have watched Barnsley and it is clear they are not Real Madrid, but these games are strange.

"I don't think many people thought Arsenal could go out in a game against Bradford."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Iker Casillas confident he can hold off David De Gea at Real Madrid

Iker Casillas intends to stay at Real Madrid and is confident he can hold off the challenge of David De Gea at the Bernabeu.

Officials arrested in Switzerland ahead of FIFA meeting

Seven serving FIFA officials have been arrested in Switzerland on corruption charges, Swiss authorities have confirmed.

Danny Ings subject of £12m Tottenham bid - Sky sources

Tottenham are ready to bid £12m for Burnley striker Danny Ings, according to Sky sources.

Mail Box

Europa League: Hardly The AIA Cup

A Spurs fan definitely isn't bothered his side aren't in the Europa League final tonight. Also, a warning about Michael Laudrup, and how to build a team with less than £20m.

Who Is The Most Complete Striker Ever..?

...the answer is the original Ronaldo, Gerd Muller, Cristiano or Alan Shearer, depending on who you talk to. We also have one signing per Premier League (and promoted team)...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company