Edin Dzeko has suggested Manchester City are lacking experience after they fell to a 3-2 defeat against Real Madrid at the Santiago 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.
The striker 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.”