Roberto Mancini has blasted Joe Hart after the Manchester City goalkeeper criticised his team-mates following their loss to Real Madrid.
Hart was visibly angered by the 3-2 loss following Cristiano Ronaldo’s late equaliser, claiming such results were simply ‘not on’.
And despite Mancini broadly agreeing that the whole team were to blame rather than just his goalkeeper, the Italian said he was the only person who should be openly criticising his team.
“Joe Hart should stay in goal and make saves,” a frustrated Mancini told reporters after the game.
“If anyone should criticise the team it should be me, not Joe Hart. I am the judge, not Joe Hart.”
City looked set for a memorable win at the Santiago Bernabeu after an Aleksandar Kolarov free kick five minutes from time edged them ahead.
However, strikes from Karim Benzema and Ronaldo – which seemed to deceive Hart – meant the English side returned home pointless from their first Champions League game of the season.
Despite being disappointed after the clash, Mancini insisted there was no need to get carried away.
“We should be disappointed that we have lost this point but we can improve,” he said.
“Other teams will lose here. We have five games and it is important that we beat Dortmund in the next game. It will be difficult because Dortmund are a top team.”