Sport Scott Sinclair has a point to prove when he faces Roberto Mancini

20:25  14 february  2018
20:25  14 february  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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Scott Sinclair says he wasn’t given a fair chance by Roberto Mancini (Picture: PA). Scott Sinclair has blasted former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini for not giving the winger a fair chance at the club last season.

SCOTT SINCLAIR has delivered a damning assessment of his time at Manchester City and claimed manager Roberto Mancini could not even tell him why he signed him . By Brendan McLoughlin.

Scott Sinclair says that his former manager Roberto Mancini will see much different player when Celtic face Zenit St Petersburg this Thursday evening.

Sinclair was signed by Manchester City from Swansea City back in 2012, when Mancini was in charge of City but the winger never really made an impact during his three years at the Etihad.

Despite spells West Brom and Aston Villa, it’s been at Celtic where the 28-year-old has made the biggest impact of his career and he’s ready to prove how much better he is now than he was six years ago.

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Speaking about his time at City, Sinclair said:

Mancini full of praise for Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers

  Mancini full of praise for Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers Zenit St Petersburg boss Roberto Mancini has praised Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers ahead of the pair’s upcoming clash in the Europa League. According to the Daily Record, Mancini believes that the Celtic boss was unlucky to lose his job at Liverpool earlier in his career and revealed how the two came close to working alongside each other. During Mancini’s time in charge of Manchester City, he met with Rodgers to discuss the possibility of the now Celtic boss joining City’s coaching team. Rodgers didn’t join Manchester City and would go on to manage Swansea, who he guided to the Premier League before moving on to pastures new. “Brendan had the chance to be a coach with me a few years ago when – it seems like – we were a lot younger! Brendan is a very good manager.” “He did great work at Liverpool and was really unlucky to lose his job at Anfield. He was so unfortunate not to win the Premier League with them back in 2014 – and then later he was gone.” The Hoops are due to welcome the Russian side to Celtic Park on Thursday night in the first leg of their last 32 clash. Mancini was also full of praise for the Scottish Champions ahead of Thursday’s meeting. “Celtic are a great team, with some really good players, and they’ve got a top manager who I know all about.” “To play at Celtic Park will be difficult for us because those supporters are incredible. The crowd will be fantastic for the first match but for us, it’s a great place to play football.

Roberto Mancini has admitted Scott Sinclair may have to quit Manchester City because he hasn’t been given a fair chance by the Italian. Roberto Mancini admits he hasn’t given Scott Sinclair a chance to prove himself (Picture: AFP).

West Brom loan signing Scott Sinclair has hit out at the treatment he received from Roberto Mancini at Manchester City. "It's things like that, in the backroom, when he [ Mancini ] said he didn't give me a chance, which he didn't," Sinclair said.

“When I went to City I only played a few games under him. I am much different. But there are so many players there that didn’t really get as much game time as they would have liked. I am a much more different now, than then.”

When asked if he has a point to prove to Mancini, Sinclair said:

“I don’t have a point to prove to him, it’s for myself. You have these targets and the levels that you want to play at and for me it is working hard and giving it 100 per cent. He is a very tactical manager, I am sure he will be doing a lot of tactical work to stop us performing tomorrow and I am sure he will be wanting to win the game.”

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Charlie Nicholas claims Rodgers could quit after Zenit loss .
Sky Sports pundit and former Celtic player Charlie Nicholas has suggested that Brendan Rodgers may choose to quit his job at the Glasgow club after another underwhelming European performance. Celtic were dumped out the Europa League after their 3-0 loss to Zenit St. Petersburg, despite leading the tie 1-0 after an excellent home display last week. As revealed by The Scotsman, Nicholas has written that Rodgers may have taken Celtic as far as they can go in Europe and may look to clubs elsewhere. “Celtic announced earlier this month that they have a whopping £30m in the bank. They may be cash-rich in Scottish football terms, but they proved once again they are paupers on the European stage as they went out of the Europa League with a whimper. The manner of their defeat in the Krestovsky Stadium has me concerned that Brendan Rodgers may soon start to question his long-term future at Celtic.” First half goals from Branislav Ivanovic and Daler Kuzyayev gave Roberto Mancini’s men command of the tie before Aleksandr Kokorin wrapped up a very poor night in Russia for Celtic. The defeat means you still have to look back to 2004 to when Celtic last won a European knock-out tie, when they put out Barcelona with a 1-0 aggregate score over the two legs under Martin O’Neill’s management. The stats make grim reading for Rodgers, who will now need to focus his side on domestic football as they look to secure a second treble in a row.

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