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Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini Not 'Embarrassed' By Champions League Europe Exit

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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.

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City lost 1-0 courtesy of Julian Schieber's 57th-minute goal

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, J├╝rgen 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."

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