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Manchester City Lacked Tempo To Beat Roma – James Milner

Manchester City midfielder James Milner

Midfielder James Milner rued a lack of tempo in Manchester City’s play after they were held to a 1-1 draw with Roma in their UEFA Champions’ League Group E tie with the Italian Serie A giants.

Milner, a second-half subsitute for City, admitted his side’s normal pace in attack had been missing, a rued a missed opportunity to claim all three points.

“Maybe we could have won it, I don’t think we played our best – we know that,” Milner told ITV.

“We didn’t really have that much tempo in the game but I thought we created a few chances and probably could have nicked it.”

“We never got up to our speed. I think that’s one of our strengths, when we get the ball moving quickly there’s movement everywhere. Teams find it hard to deal with it.”

“Well-organised teams come here. We’re used to that and we have to move the ball quickly to get past them. They’re a well-organised team, a good team and they’re used to doing that.”

“So we didn’t quite to enough to win the game.”

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