Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini cannot disguise the fact his players have hugely underachieved in the Champions League but has vowed to bounce back.
City's dismal campaign in Europe's elite competition came to an underwhelming conclusion with a 1-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund.
It left them bottom of Group D with just three points - the worst return by an English side in Champions League history - and without even the consolation of a place in the Europa League.
It had been a tough assignment for City, with Real Madrid and Ajax the other opponents in a group comprised of domestic champions, but the disappointment after such high expectations was clear.
Mancini said: "I think that we had a difficult group. It was (also difficult) last year but we had also a good team.
"We had a good team and we got only three points - this is not good for us.
"We are disappointed we didn't go into the second stage of the Champions League and we are also disappointed because we didn't stay in the Europa League.
"But it is clear the season is not finished. We have the Premier League and the FA Cup.
"I think that we need to work more now to improve this problem we have with the goals (scoring).
"What we continued to do is not enough. We need to work more."