Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has insisted that he is not embarrassed by his team's European exit, reports the BBC.
City were beaten 1-0 by Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night denying them a spot in the Europa League.
The three points they gained from their six group games is the worst ever Champions League result for an English team, breaking Blackburn Rovers 1995-96 record of four.
Speaking at a press conference after the game Mancini said: "It can be embarrassing if you don't play at 100%. But when you do play 100%, you can lose."
Despite the perceived effort, City have only scored four times in their last five games.
Mancini said: "I don't feel we lost our application but if you want to win games you have to score and at the moment we have this big problem.
"When we have a chance we don't convert it and we need to resolve this."
Mancini remains optimistic about the future and Sunday's derby clash with Manchester United.
He said: "Clearly this can help us win the Premier League because we don't play in the Europa League."
"Tonight we lost the chance to qualify for the Europa League, but I think that after that, it is important that we only think about the derby.
"We have five days to recover our strength, and then I don't think there will be a problem."
The Guardian report that goalkeeper Joe Hart was less enthusiastic than his manager.
He said: "We've not qualified, we've not even got in the Europa League.
"We wanted a win and we've let ourselves down. We wanted to do it and if that meant Europa League then great. We've only got ourselves to blame."
Borussia Dortmund manager, Jürgen Klopp, had some encouraging words for the defeated team.
He said: "I'm still very impressed by the quality that Manchester City have in their team but tactically we could minimise their threats.
"It's a very good team. And the quality of English football is still strong."