Champions League progress is still possible, insists Manchester City star


Carlos Tevez is not giving up on Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League dream.

It looks as though the Blues are heading for an early elimination from the premier club competition in Europe, for what would be a second successive season. Having secured just two points from their opening four fixtures, Roberto Mancini’s side must beat both Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund to stand any chance of making the last sixteen.

Such a turnaround would be one of the most remarkable stories in the history of the competition, but Tevez insists he and his team-mates haven’t given up hope.

“When we look at our Champions League group and see just two points from four games, you can't disguise the position we're in,” he said in The Sun.  "But when I look around the City dressing room, I see a team of champions. And I see a team of fighters when we're backed into a corner.

"It's going to be tough to get through to the knockout stages but we must draw strength from the memories of last season. The title was virtually at Old Trafford on the final day of the season but as a team we fought, we dug deep and Sergio Aguero's winner against QPR was a sign of our sheer mental strength.

"That made us champions and champions perform under pressure. There is a trust in the dressing room that makes us believe we can still turn things around."

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