Edin Dzeko has suggested Manchester City are lacking experience after they fell to a 3-2 defeat against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu despite taking the lead with only five minutes to go.
Roberto Mancini’s men took the lead in the second-half as the marauding Yaya Toure fed Dzeko through on goal, with the Bosnian sliding the ball past Iker Casillas, but Marcelo soon equalised with a deflected effort.
Aleksandar Kolarov restored City’s advantage in the 85th minute, but two even later goals from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo saw the hosts claim the three points, a fact that bitterly disappointed Dzeko.
Dzeko told Sky Sports: “We led 1-0 and then 2-1, then we gave away these two goals at the end.
“This shouldn’t have happened because if you want to win big trophies you shouldn’t lose this game. I hope we can get stronger because it was almost like we had not enough experience.
“We were 2-1 and in three or four minutes we gave away two goals. It was too easy. Too easy.”