Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart could not hide his disappointment at their early exit from the UEFA Champions League.
City were held to a 1-1 draw by Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium and that result was enough to send Jose Mourinho's side and Borussia Dortmund into the last 16 with a game to spare.
But Hart admitted their troubles began a long time before Wednesday night, when City battled back from conceding an early goal to give Real a good game, creating a number of second-half chances that they could not convert.
Hart told Sky Sports: "It's very disappointing, we've had a few opportunities in this group where we could have done a lot better.
"It was tough tonight, obviously, and I don't think the referee's had a great game. I'm never one to blame them for things like that but I thought the ball was out of play for 20 minutes and I was very surprised how they played like that, but we're out of the competition."
Hart's only blemish was being beaten by Karim Benzema from ...