Man City’s Gael Clichy: We have to cut out the sloppiness next season

Manchester City defender Gael Clichy says the Citizens must cut out the sloppiness if they want to have a "perfect season"

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Gael Clichy joined Manchester City from Arsenal in 2011 Photo: Etihad Airways

Gael Clichy says Manchester City must cut out the sloppiness if they want to improve after a disappointing end to the 2012-13 campaign.

The Citizens failed to win any silverware after Manchester United wrestled back their Premier League crown and Wigan Athletic beat the Eastlands outfit in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

City have already sacked manager Roberto Mancini and reportedly lined up Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini as the Italian’s successor at Etihad Stadium.

And Citizens left-back Clichy is feeling positive about next season, admitting it can’t be any worse than their most recent campaign.

“This season was really hard but I can feel something coming right for us,” Clichy told the Manchester Evening News.

“We can’t get worse than this year because we haven’t won anything – but I really have a nice feeling for next season.

“We have to start well and see if we can have a perfect season. It’s like anything – if you start well, you have a really good chance of doing something. This season we started sloppily and finished sloppily.

“You have to work hard. The quality is there but if you don’t work hard you don’t get anything.

“I really believe this is the place to be. When you see where the club is going, it has been progressing for the last five years.

“We’ll have players coming in again this summer. So when you look at everything, you can’t think things are going to go wrong.”

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