Recent recruit Maicon is confident that Manchester City, who are outside favourites to win the tournament, can make progress in the Champions League this season. The Citizens opened their Group D campaign with a 3-2 defeat at Real Madrid and with Borussia Dortmund and Ajax completing a tough-looking quartet, Maicon and co are under pressure. However, the former Inter Milan full-back expects his side to do the business, starting at home to Dortmund on Wednesday evening.
He said: “My experience of the Champions League is that the best team does not always win, but the most important thing is to keep the concentration game-to-game and to keep the attitude and spirit high in every game. “I do believe City have got the players to do well in this competition.” City failed to reach the knockout stages last season, finishing third in their group behind Bayern Munich and Napoli.