BACARY Sagna confesses Manchester City did not give 100 per cent in their 4-2 defeat at Leicester and must show more desire to get their season back on course when they host Watford on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola’s side have not won a home league game since the middle of September and the Spaniard suddenly finds himself struggling to adapt to life in the Premier League.
Saturday’s setback against spluttering champions Leicester was the latest blow for a team that opened the season with 10 consecutive wins in all competitions but now find themselves seven points behind leaders Chelsea.
French defender Sagna admits the Leicester embarrassment was unacceptable and he wants to see a positive response.
“I’m very disappointed. Even though we scored two goals I can’t be pleased with the way we played because we should be performing better,” Sagna said.
“No matter who’s playing, no matter how many chances we have, we should be able to give 100 per cent and today I don’t have the feeling we did.
“We have to analyse what happened. I don’t think we stuck together during the first half. We conceded too many chances and got caught on the break.
“We will be working on it. It was very difficult to play the way we did but in the end we didn’t deserve to be ahead.”
City’s much-criticised defence could be strengthened by the return of Nicolas Otamendi against Watford after a one-match suspension.
But Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho are still serving four and three-game suspensions, respectively, following the recent defeat by Chelsea.
And Sagna insisted City’s players need to show better collective spirit if they are to avoid a repeat of the Leicester debacle.