Captain Vincent Kompany insists Manchester City have not been derailed in their latest Champions League quest.
The Premier League winners are facing a familiar battle to qualify for the knockout stages of Europe's elite competition after an unimpressive 1-1 draw with Roma on Tuesday.
The result left Manuel Pellegrini's men with just one point from their opening two Group E games and already trailing leaders Bayern Munich by five points.
They must now make some headway in their next two fixtures, back-to-back away and home games against CSKA Moscow, to put pressure on the Germans and Italians.
This is City's fourth season in a competition they are still to make a genuine impact in, but Kompany is confident in the team's quality.
The Belgian defender said: "It won't set us back. It won't affect us. We will deal with it. It gives you a feeling to get back out there and show everyone how good we are.
Manchester City 1 Roma 1 player ratings
Manchester City 1 Roma 1 player ratings
1/9 Joe Hart
A slight slip may have cost him when Totti scored, but was solid throughout, making a couple of good saves in the second-half. 6
2/9 Pablo Zabaleta
Arguably the best right-back in world football, but might have spotted Totti’s run for the goal a fraction earlier. Involved in an entertaining back and forth battle with Gervinho. 6
3/9 Vincent Kompany
Completely lost Totti for the goal, getting caught in no man’s land between Nainggolan and the striker. 5
4/9 Jesus Navas
A defensive liability well marshalled by Ashley Cole in the first-half; substituted by Pellegrini at half-time for James Milner. 4
5/9 Yaya Toure
Outperformed by the men in black, and Keita in particular, Toure again struggled to impose himself in football’s biggest competition. 5
One of City’s better performers, the Brazilian worked tirelessly to battle an impressive Roman midfield. 7
7/9 David Silva
Did his best to pull the strings for City but failed to deliver the decisive pass – should have scored in the dying minutes but turned his shot wide. 6
8/9 Sergio Aguero
A bundle of energy up front, Aguero was let down by a lack of service, though he slotted his penalty away confidently. 6
9/9 Edin Dzeko
Failed to hold the ball up when it was fed to him, Dzeko barely had a kick all night before being replaced early in the second-half by Frank Lampard. 4
"I don't think it affects it (the group) too much. Roma have still got to play twice against Bayern Munich.
"We will go out there and play as we always do, to win. It doesn't change much for us. We will play every game from here to the end to win, thinking we can get three points out of it."
City failed to get out of their group in both 2011-12 and 2012-13, performances which contributed to the departure of former manager Roberto Mancini.
Some progress was made last season as Pellegrini took City to the last-16 stage for the first time but they were unable to get past Barcelona.
This season, with the Premier League title reclaimed, the expectations on City to perform in Europe, from inside and outside the club, were greater.
Kompany accepts the team have not yet done themselves justice.
The 28-year-old said: "At the moment we all acknowledge that we could play better.
"But we are absolutely convinced that with Roma away, Bayern Munich at home, and the two Moscow games, if we play as well as we can, we should be looking for three points."
City were outplayed for large spells of their opening game at Bayern but were unfortunate to lose to a deflected 89th-minute goal from Jerome Boateng.
But back at the Etihad Stadium, fortune perhaps helped them against Roma as the Serie A side dominated.
Sergio Aguero did give City the lead with a fourth-minute penalty but a Roma side boasting former England defender Ashley Cole then pegged them back with slick, incisive attacking play.
Their 23rd-minute equaliser through Francesco Totti, after Maicon had earlier hit the bar, was not only brilliantly taken but thoroughly deserved.
Roma had numerous other chances, notably through the impressive Miralem Pjanic, but could not force their way in front. City did finish well but David Silva was caught narrowly offside and Stevan Jovetic twice missed the target.
Kompany said: "We didn't play as well as we could, definitely. You just have to look at these games sometimes and say, 'It's a point'.
"But this is the Champions League, and if you don't perform, you shouldn't expect more from it.
"It wasn't our best performance apart from the spell towards the end.
"We couldn't even hold on to the lead - it was just not our best performance. But there is still a lot to play for. I think we can get a good share of those 12 remaining points."
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