Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini and new boy Samir Nasri are in agreement that an overwhelming tasks awaits City in the Champions League.
Bayern Munich, Villarreal and Napoli will travel to Eastlands, and Mancini has admitted that the fight for a place in the next round will be tough.
“It’s the most even group, in my opinion,” he declared, “because there are four strong teams. It will be very difficult and anything could happen.”
French international Nasri has plenty of Champions League experiences thanks to his time at Arsenal, and he agreed with his new manager however was confident that City can progress through to the knock out stages.
He said, “It’s a tough group, especially having to go to play Napoli because we know all about the atmosphere there. Bayern Munich are a big team, as are Villarreal but we know our quality and I think we can go through.”
Mancini also confirmed that Nasri is in contention to make his debut this weekend where City travel to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham.
“It’s possible, he’s fit because he had been working with Arsenal for the last month so it’s possible he may play.”