Bacary Sagna slams Manchester City’s lack of passion against Monaco

Bacary Sagna slams Manchester City’s lack of passion against Monaco

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Bacary Sagna has hit out as his Manchester City teammates, saying they did not show enoguh passion or desire in their Champions League defeat against AS Monaco.

City were unable to protect their 5-3 home advantage, largely thanks to a poor first half, and a 3-1 home win for Monaco was enough to see them through the next round.

Sagna described the round of 16 exit as “a massive disappointment”.

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“It’s a massive disappointment,” Sagna said.

“I think we forgot to play in the first half, we forgot to fight as a team and defend as a team, we forgot to defend as a team.

“We gave them too much respect, and against these players, we put ourselves in danger.”

City are due to face Liverpool at the weekend, and the French full-back urged his teammates to up their game – and their attitude – against the Reds.

“I expect a reaction from the team, I expect more desire, to show more passion,” he said.

City’s loss leaves Leicester City as the only remaining english club in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Monaco, meanwhile, joined FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Leicester, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in the last eight.

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