Manchester City morning news: Pellegrini explains problem, Souness lays into City players

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A round up of news stories this morning about Manchester City.

Manuel Pellegrini has suggested Manchester City are suffering a confidence crisis.

City have struggled in the Champions League this season and were beaten 2-1 at home against CSKA Moscow.

“It is a crisis of confidence of course. The last two weeks we are not playing the way we normally do,” he told Sky Sports.

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has laid into City for the performance, suggesting that City’s big name players have gone missing.

“The mark of big players is that they want the ball all the time, even when the roof is caving in and you didn’t see that from City tonight. You saw people go absent, people who didn’t want the ball,” he told Sky.

City goalkeeper Joe Hart has suggested that City need to move on from past glory and focus on the future.

Hart was forced to watch as two Manchester City players were sent off during the game.

“It's a low moment and we've put ourselves in a really weak position in the group. We've proved in the past we're more than capable of producing really good performances, but we need to stop living in the past and make it happen,” said Hart.

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