Manchester City star Eliaquim Mangala has revealed that his team need to cut out their little mistakes if they want to continue progression in the Champions League, Express reports.
The 24-year-old has been a regular feature for his side this season, starting all five Premier League games and playing the full 90 minutes in the 2-1 loss to Juventus.
Before kickoff, City were on great form, winning all five of their first five league games without conceding a single goal, but were eventually knocked down by the Serie A champions.
The English side were said to be in control for the majority of the match and eventually took the lead via an own goal from centre-back Giorgio Chiellini before strikes from Mario Mandzukic and Alvaro Morata turned the game around.
Mangala believes that these moments are very crucial in the Champions League as he warns his teammates that little errors could eventually cost them the competition.
“The Champions League is decided on small margins, on one or two balls,” he said.
“In the Premier League, you’re allowed a bit more… I won’t say mistakes… but you can have some moments when you are a bit less focused. That is not possible in the Champions League.”
His side will now host West Ham United at the Etihad this weekend as they look to maintain their perfect start to their domestic campaign.