Improvement needed for Manchester City

Manchester City assistant manager David PlattManchester City assistant manager David Platt has conceded to the Daily Mail that City are not “blowing teams away like last season.”

The Premier League champions showed more vulnerability defensively conceding sloppily against Queens Park Rangers in a 3-1 win.

Roberto Mancini’s men also conceded two goals in their opening two Premier League fixtures, contrasting their phenomenal opening to last season which culminated in their 6-1 demolition of Manchester United.

An interested observer, Jose Mourinho will have noted the defensive short comings of the Blues, he visited the Etihad to scout the champions, ahead of their group stage meetings in the UEFA Champions League.

Mancini’s men’s poor defensive performances have seen them ship five league goals already, after only conceding 29 for duration of the 2011/2012 Premier League season.

Somewhat ironically as the year anniversary to his famous refusal to enter pitch against Bayern Munich approaches, Carlos Tevez is crucial on Eastlands. Expected to be sold in the summer the Argentinean international now looks like City’s greatest attacking weapon. In Sergio Aguero’s absence Tevez has shone, an assist and goal added to his impressive stats, the diminutive frontman has netted three league goals already.