Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

UEFA Cup: Hughes - Time 'To Make A Statement'

UEFA Cup: Hughes - Time 'To Make A Statement'

Google language translator


As City's gaffer prepares the squad for training on Copenhagen's relaid Parken stadium pitch, he underlines his determination for The Blues to progress in Europe...

'It's still a difficult tie for us - they are a strong, fit side who are doing well, though they've not had too many competitive matches lately.

'They are a similar team to Midtjylland but higher in the league and going well. Like most Scandinavian teams, they are big guys with a good work ethic who get around the pitch.

'It's a good test for us. We're looking to get back on track and it's about time we did. It's about making sure we are in good shape for the home leg, being on the front foot with a positive result so that we can finish the job.

'A draw would be OK. Ideally we'd like to score out there, that would leave us in good shape. But Copenhagen are conscious of the threat we have and will be looking to restrict our opportunities in the final third.

'We weren't able to ask enough questions at Portsmouth and this is a good opportunity now in Europe to make a statement. People will look at our away form and ask questions about us, but we can only answer by winning games.

'Sometimes (Europe) can be seen as a distraction but trust me, when you do go out it's a missed opportunity. There's an emptiness there that we don't want to experience, and we have enough quality to go as far as we want.

'You always need a slice of luck now and then in cup competitions, but hopefully we can get to the quarters or the semi-finals ... then anything can happen.'

PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO THE CARL RAMSBOTTOM APPEAL:

On 27 November 2008, Carl travelled over to Germany to watch his beloved side play Schalke in the UEFA Cup, however due to a tragic incident at a German train station, Carl suffered life threatening injuries.

Due to this horrendous incident, Carl ended up in a coma for three weeks. He is currently in a rehabilitation unit in Germany while his family remain by his bedside.

The family are hopeful that Carl might be in a position to be repatriated to a rehab unit within the United Kingdom, hopefully sometime in March.

If you would like to make a donation, please make cheques payable to P&W MCFCCSA and send it to Ian Ramsbottom. 12 Plant Hill Road Blackley M96NH.

Or,if you would prefer to pay by credit or debit card, please click on the following link.

Thank you.



JOIN VITAL MANCHESTER CITY:

When the first whistle blows in Denmark, don't forget to join the Vital MC Community on our popular Live Match Thread in the Forums.

Vital Manchester City and it's Forums are growing fast with over 1,100 Blues now registered with us. There's more to come - Be Here Now and join our worldwide community:






Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday February 18 2009
Time: 10:12AM

Comments

0
Once again we see inspirational motivation from our manager before a crucial game. Wouldn't it be great if we could score away from home? Wow Hughesy, you're on fire!!!
Sindbad
19/02/2009 00:31:00
0
I agree Sinbad - me thinks this is the latest and maybe the last in MHs' "rally calls". I hope this one works, the others haven't.
Thaibluefan
19/02/2009 12:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder

With only a few weeks to go until proper football returns following our (again) unsuccessful...

LIVE: Borussia Dortmund v Manchester City

Borussia Dortmund smashed Manchester United 4-1 a few days ago (International Champions Cup), however, can we expect a similar result later today when Pep Guardiola's

Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund Preview

I was not too disappointed at the loss of the game at the Birds Nest (City v United) as I feared for the limbs of our players and did not miss the inevitable media circus that was...

FA Cup Set For 4th Sub Trial

The Football Association have confirmed that if IFAB approval is given, the FA Cup in 2016/17...

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Vinnie Kompany is injured, who should replace him as Captain?
Suggested By: Buzz Lightyear
No-one wait till he gets back0%
Toure Yaya 0%
Aguero0%
Silva50%
Fernando 0%
Fernadinho 50%
Clichy 0%
Kolarov0%
Otamendi 0%
De Bruyne 0%
Sterling 0%
Navas0%
Zabaleta0%
Someone else0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear254
2.Tudor162
3.Skoorb140
4.Bluedub110
5.Rising104
6.Chippy_Tea57
7.Colin Is The King55
8.citizhun53
9.kennyclementstache53
10.johnkelv44