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City boss remaining optimistic after defeat to Tottenham...

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes the target of his side is to win the Premier League next season, despite the fact that they have failed to qualify for the Champions League.

Defeat to Tottenham at Eastlands means that Manchester City will be playing Europa League football next season, but Mancini still believes that his side will be on the road to winning something when the season starts again in August.

"When we start again next season we will be trying to win the Premier League," Mancini told Sky Sports.

"We will be in four competitions: Premier League, FA Cup, Carling Cup and the Europa League, and if we work well in pre-season then we can win something."

Even though Mancini has failed to reach the target set by the owners of Champions League qualification, he was quick to say that he is still happy with his side's performance this season.

"I'm proud of my players and the supporters, I'm disappointed for tonight as we didn't qualify for the Champions League, but I think we did a good season."

Tottenham missed many chances in the second half of the match against City, but Mancini didn't think his side deserved to lose the game.

"I think we didn't deserve to lose the match. We pushed more in the second half leaving more space for Spurs to counter attack, both teams played well. I'm disappointed, but this is football."

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