The Premier League giants have struggled in Europe’s high membership competitors and need to change their fortunes, in accordance to the playmaker
Manchester City are pushed to carry out higher within the Champions League after their previous failures, stated playmaker Bernardo Silva.
The English facet accomplished the group stage with a crushing 3-0 win over Marseille on the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, with the match a useless rubber after City had already been confirmed as group winners.
City are but to win the Champions League regardless of competing within the competitors on 9 events of their historical past, with a semi-ultimate defeat to Real Madrid in 2015-16 their finest outcome.
In the final three seasons, City have been eradicated on the quarter-ultimate stage, with Pep Guardiola’s facet favourites to win all three encounters earlier than being upset by Liverpool, Tottenham and Lyon respectively.
Silva stated City are focusing on at the least the semi-finals and the membership is happy with their kind within the competitors – profitable 5 of their six matches with a draw their solely blemish.
“It was a good game. We knew we have already got first spot in the group and we are already qualified but it’s always very good to finish the group stage with a good win, 3-0 at home,” Silva instructed BT Sport. “On to the subsequent one.
“It’s a good start for us – we know it’s not enough but it’s a very good start. We’re into the last 16 and our goal is to do better than we did in the last three seasons and that’s what we will try to do.”
Despite the consolation of the three-goal scoreline at full time, City went into the break with the match tied at 0-0, with Ferran Torres opening the scoring shortly after half-time.
On his return from harm, Sergio Aguero netted the important second goal earlier than Alvaro Gonzalez put via his personal internet in stoppage time to spherical out City’s victory.
Silva revealed his delight at having Aguero again out there for choice, and lauded the Argentine worldwide for his profession at Manchester City.
“Very happy [to have Aguero back], everyone knows how important he is for us,” Silva stated.
“He is one of best players to ever play for this club, he’s a goalscorer and a fantastic guy to have in the dressing room as well. [It’s] good to have him back.”
Manchester City are making ready for a vital derby towards Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, with the previous at present sitting sixth within the Premier League desk, one level behind their rivals.
Silva prompt City’s momentum will assist them towards the Red Devils however was beneath no phantasm in regards to the problem that lay forward.
“It’s been a few games that we’ve been winning, when you win it’s easier to go into the next game and win again and win again,” he stated.
“So to have these games in a row winning of course it’s very nice and we just want to keep the momentum going. We know we have a tough game against Manchester United at the weekend and we want to just keep winning.”