The draw for the UEFA Champions League was made earlier today and Manchester City have found themselves in group with Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow and AS Roma. During the past few seasons City have never really put forward a good foot when it came to performing well in the Champions League, for what reason we don’t know. Manuel Pellegrini has stated that competing in the tournament is a high priority this season and without a doubt many of the critics will be watching them.
The team that Manchester City has assembled over the last few seasons is more than capable of winning the coveted trophy, but as we know in football it doesn’t always go according to plan. After the new owners came and took over in 2008, they made it clear that the UEFA Champions League was something they were very serious about winning. After qualifying a few seasons later for the first time in very long, Manchester City were handed a rude awakening crashing out in the group stage. Season after season passed and for some reason Manchester City could never reach the heights that they achieved in the Champions League as compared to what they achieved in the Premier League.
The current owners are running out of patience and I’m sure they would love to see a big improvement this year. Manchester City have not been placed into a group which is impossible to get out of, neither is it a group I would consider the group of death. With such a big squad, Manchester City should be able to challenge on all domestic fronts and in the Champions League. Some fans would be more than disappointed not having anything to show after such a heavy investment.