Much has been made of Manchester City's struggles in the Champions League group stages in the last two seasons, including surrendering the lead twice when they played Real Madrid earlier this season. Various reasons have been mooted, including their inexperience as a club at this level of European football (having previously only played at the top level of European competition once before 2011), the relative inexperience of the players on Europe's grandest stage and the fact Champions League football is another step up from Premier League football - both in terms of style and class.
In this article, I will list four reasons which, in my opinion, make Manchester City inexcusable when it comes to not progressing past the group stages of the Champions League.
I'm Zak and I graduated from the University of Hull in 2014 - where I studied 20th Century History. I love anything about football, especially weird and wonderful stats. I'm in to trying just about any game and enjoy debating about films. My main passion for writing comes from the beautiful game! I encourage debate so please leave any comments you think of! I hope you enjoy the articles.See more from Zak