Mancini’s Complains Over Squad Depth

Spoilt: Mancini unhappy with depth in squad (source: LondonEveningStandard)

This week Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has once again expressed his belief that his squad is ‘lacking depth’ going into the business end of the season. Many in disbelief at this view, and rightly so. The Club has spent nearly 400 million on players over the last four years and are now favourites to be crowned Premier League champions at the end of this campaign. Yes, Mancini has injuries within his squad, but his problem is that he is wanting to rest a David Silva to bring on another David Silva. The reality is that no matter how good a squad is, it will have stronger and weaker players and at times weaker players will have to be used. The Italian boss should count himself lucky that his so called ‘weaker’ players would be named on the team sheet week in week out at most other clubs. An argument I have of Mancini is that he complains he may not be able to fill the bench for upcoming games – but does not even consider the possibility of giving younger players a chance to prove themselves. The fact is that he has a youth team of players to call up on, who admittedly may not be up there with the David Silva’s of this world, but again if at other clubs would be pushing for regular first team football. It seems there Academy is a resource very similar to that of Wayne Bridge, Nedum Onuha and Carlos Tevez – wasted.Luckily the few million it will cost annually to run may escape the attention of their Sheik owners.

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