Pellegrini: My team has the personality to beat Europe's top sides

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says his side finally have the right personality to compete with the big guns in Europe.

When asked what was he was looking for in a Man City team that hasn't been there in previous years, Pellegrini told ITV's Gabriel Clarke: "I want to see personality and this team has the personality."

"Every time you play in the Champions league you have more experience and now we have the personality to go and play away the same as we play here (at home)."

"It was frustrating last year, we won our three games away and now we must continue in this manner, in the same way we played Bayern Munich this year. We didn't win but the team tried to do their best and I'm sure that we will do it - we will qualify.

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Hart: Man City have all the ingredients to win Champions League

Joe Hart says Manchester City must be considered as contenders to win this season's Champions League despite losing their opening game to Bayern Munich.

The England goalkeeper, speaking to ITV's Gabriel Clarke ahead of the clash with Roma tomorrow night, insists the Premier League champions can go all the way to the final in Berlin.

"Of course (we are contenders). We are champions of the Premier League, one of the top leagues, and we are champions of it so we should go in confident."

" I think we have improved as a team. We've gained experience...I feel like we have got all the ingredients we just need to put them all together."

Hart is also wary of the threats that Roma possess ahead of the Group E match live on ITV.

"They (Roma) are very good on the ball, they score a lot of goals, they are in a very good moment, they are playing with confidence and they have a lot of pace."

"They are unpredictable, they don't exactly play with a set style of play so it's going to be an exciting game."

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