Manchester City midfielder, Bernardo Silva has warned rivals that the Citizens are ready to win the UEFA Champions League.
Pep Guardiola’s men have reached the knockout phase of the competition for the eighth successive year after sweeping through their group in style, with Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Marseille saw them win Group C.
Manchester City have suffered quarter-final defeats in the last three years of the Champions League but Silva is confident that it will all change this season.
“There is a big belief that we can do better in the Champions League. We want to do better and we have to do better,” Silva said. “We all know this competition is very difficult to win – it’s a special competition – but this club wants to be one of the best in the world and it has to do better in the Champions League.
“We have shown we are one of the best teams in recent years but, in the knockout stages of this competition, the small details matter. It’s a competition where we needed a bit more experience.
“In the last few years we have gained some of that experience as a team, so now we feel more ready than in previous seasons. Sometimes you also need a bit of luck but this is football, it’s an unpredictable game. We believe we can do better and we must do better than in previous seasons.”