Maicon backs combative stance of coach

September 26, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Manchester City newcomer Maicon thinks there would be something wrong if manager Roberto Mancini did not get himself embroiled in sideline spats.

"If he gets angry he reminds everybody of the standards required," the Brazil international said on Wednesday. "There is a minimum requirement that is always there. The players know they have to perform at that level."

Mancini fell out with Aston Villa counterpart Paul Lambert during his side's Capital One Cup defeat at the Etihad ...

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