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Mancini warns players not to mess up FA Cup final

05-12-2011 10:19 BJT

Roberto Mancini has warned Champions League-bound Manchester City not to take the gloss off its European success by messing up in Saturday's FA Cup final.

Mancini immediately set his sights on securing the club major silverware for the first time in 35 years after overcoming Tottenham 1-0 to seal a top-four finish.

It means City will compete in the Champions League play-offs next season although it could still secure an automatic passage to the group stages should it win its last two league games and finish above third-placed Arsenal.

Mancini said he was thrilled for City's supporters after making it into the Champions League.

But the Italian has told his players not to undo all the hard work by losing to Stoke in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

"I am happy because qualifying for the Champions League was our first target," said the former Inter Milan manager.

"We deserve the Champions League because we have been in the top four for most of the season. I'm very proud because City supporters are very happy. This is for them. I'm happy personally. It's important to have a target and we have achieved that target."

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: China.org.cn

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