Manchester City are ready to bounce back from their heartbreaking defeat at Real Madrid when they host Borussia Dortmund tonight, insists Yaya Toure.
The Blues took the lead twice at the Bernabeu in their remarkable Champions League opener – but two sloppy pieces of defending allowed Jose Mourinho’s men to snatch a 3-2 win.
And Roberto Mancini’s side are eager to avoid further disappointment in the Group of Champions against the German titleholders and Toure insists they are ready to deliver.
“It is a massive game for us,” the Ivory Coast international said. “We will need to work hard because we know Dortmund are a fantastic team.
“We understand the position we are in after we lost in Madrid. We are now playing our first home game in the Champions League and we want to show our fans that we know we made mistakes in Madrid.”
City registered their first win in five games after coming from behind to beat Fulham 2-1 – and Mancini is desperate to see his side keep their first clean sheet of the season.
“We need to not concede easy goals to drop points like we did against Real Madrid,” the Italian said. “If we want to go through, we need to improve very quickly.”