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Monday July 26, 2010Micah Reflects On Loss

By William Wood | In US Pre-Season Tour

Micah reflected on Manchester City’s loss to Sporting Lisbon in his weekend round-up diary for the club’s official website, underlining his pride at being named captain for the occasion despite the disappointment of defeat.

Despite the 2-0 defeat, Micah was keen to stress the positives from the game and the way in which Sporting are further down the line with their preparations than City.

The sweltering heat in New York didn’t help the squad either, and they struggled with the temperature even when they took a break to cross the river and enjoy the sights.

City also came into contact with a former employee, Hans Backe, who was part of Sven-Goran Eriksson’s coaching staff at Eastlands. Backe also had some words of praise for Micah in a video for the City website.

You can read an extract from Micah’s diary below, and click here to read the full version on the club’s official website.

Firstly let me say that what an honour it was to be named captain for the game against Sporting.

I know we didn’t get the result we wanted but it was still great for me to pull on the armband as I did in the second half against Portland Timbers.

People will read what they want into the Lisbon game but we were playing for just the second time with about eight World Cup players still missing and Lisbon were having something like their eighth pre-season friendly.

We know we could have done so much better and that we made mistakes but better to get those out of the system now than have them happen in the middle of August.