Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has called his fellow manager Arsene Wenger ‘stupid’ over his Champions League claims.
After Arsenal were eliminated by Bayern Munich last week, Wenger slaimed that his side had been given a ‘massive wake-up call’ from its previous poor performances.
“Last year Chelsea won it and this year English football has three teams in the quarter-finals of the Europa League,” Mancini said.
“For three or four years English teams have won, or been to the final. For one year, other teams have done it.
“When I read this thing about English football being down I thought it was stupid.
“It is impossible to win every year. This reaction is like Italy where if you win one game you are the best team and if you don’t it is a disaster.
“This is football. If every year the same teams win, football would be like other things.
“Football is good for this. Every year things can change.”
Manicini’s side were eliminated long before all this and they did not even play the Rounds of 16.