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Gareth Taylor: “We need to use (the disappointment) as fuel now for the rest of the season.”

A disappointment at home.

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Manchester City’s manager expressed frustration with the loss to Real Madrid in the qualifying round of the UWCL. The manager spoke after the colossal loss and had plenty to say-

“I’d say the Spanish teams have a bit more know how, and can be more streetwise in seeing games out. It’s something we need to be better at and improve on,”

“We need to use (the disappointment) as fuel now for the rest of the season. We’re in a situation where we’re looking at domestic competition and need to make sure we perform really well in those.

“That’s the only way we can look at it. It’s a big disappointment, we were hoping to be in this competition and I felt we did enough last season to be in this competition.

“Now we face not being in Europe, so we have to focus on the domestic competitions now for sure.”

“We battled really well in the second half, I thought we dominated.

“I felt we had some really good opportunities and we needed to be more clinical.

“We were on Saturday and sometimes it clicks like that, but tonight it just felt like the longer the game went on, Madrid made it more and more difficult putting bodies behind the ball.

“We just weren’t able to get that goal.”

A colossal loss and disappointment for sure. This can only go up as they look to compete in the league and Conti cup alongside the domestic cups.