ROME – Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri assess calm his team play against AS Roma, in the last match of Group E Champions League, at the Olimpico, Rome, Wednesday (12/10/2014). According to the French midfielder is, that is the key to victory over the host team.
The game is a game of life and death for the City and Rome, because before the game, they both have five in the state of ticket value 16 of the remaining one, because Bayern Munich has collected 12 points (before the 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow on Wednesday, 10 December 2014).
One ticket was eventually belong City. They won 2-0 at Roma, thanks to Nasri goal in the 60th minute and Pablo Zabaleta in the 86th minute.
“(Coach Manuel Pellgrini) remind us to remain calm. We win over Bayern Munich (3-2, on 25 November 2014) as a goal in the final minutes and we know that to be quiet and we succeeded,” said Nasri.
“For me, my shot (which led to a goal) is important, but when we excel 109, rescue performed outstanding goalkeeper Joe Hart and help us to have a chance,” said Nasri.
Meanwhile, Roma coach Rudi Garcia assess his team should have scored in the first 20 minutes, which if fully utilized will determine the final outcome.
“I think we missed an opportunity in the first 20 minutes, when we could have scored, but we failed to take advantage of opportunities. City is a great team, but football is like this,” said Garcia.
“Sometimes, the ball hit the post and went in. Sometimes, the ball hit the post and mentally. Their goal was a blow to us and we never managed to get up after that and it was also because the City has a lot more experience than us at this level,” he added.
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