Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart was adamant that his team can only blame themselves after losing the lead twice in the second half against Real Madrid.
Speaking after the helter-skelter match the emotional England international said, “it’s not on, you can’t go 2-1 up with five minutes to go (and lose). It’s not on.”
When asked if the result was a credit to the quality Jose Mourinho’s side he said, “No, we can’t go 2-1 up and lose. It’s an amazing stadium, amazing manager and amazing players. We dug deep, got a lead twice so we have to blame ourselves.
“It’s hard to come off the field after losing 3-2 and be positive. I’m sure in days when we reflect we’ll see the good things that we’ve done but we’re not a team that should come here and pat ourselves on the back for doing well. We’re a team that gets results.”
City had looked out of their depth for periods before Edin Dzeko puts City ahead on the 69th minute after coming on as a substitute before Marcelo equalised for Madrid just five minutes later.
Aleksandar Kolarov then put Roberto Mancini’s men ahead again with a lucky freekick that evaded everyone including Iker Casillas.
The quality of Real Madrid though was not finished and Karem Benzema snuck a low shot past Joe Hart after a smart turn and finish before Ronaldo breezed past Pablo Zabaleta onto his tight foot, dipping a shot right in front of Hart and giving Madrid with all three points.