Manchester City are able to win the Champions League this season, Bernardo Silva has declared.
Pep Guardiola’s males are heading into the knockout levels of Europe’s elite competitors for an eighth successive 12 months after sweeping by their group.
City certified for the final 16 with two video games to spare and Wednesday’s snug 3-Zero win over Marseille noticed them end Group C with a club-best 16 factors from the part.
The problem now’s to enhance upon their anti-climactic quarter-final defeats of the final three years to make a powerful tilt at claiming the crown.
Midfielder Silva mentioned: “There’s a large perception that we will do higher within the Champions League. We wish to do higher and we now have to do higher.
“Everyone knows this competitors may be very tough to win – it’s a particular competitors – however this membership needs to be among the finest on the planet and it has to do higher within the Champions League.
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“We’ve got proven we’re among the finest groups lately however, within the knockout levels of this competitors, the small particulars matter. It’s a contest the place we wanted a bit extra expertise.
“In the previous couple of years we now have gained a few of that have as a workforce, so now we really feel extra prepared than in earlier seasons.
“Typically you additionally want a little bit of luck however that is soccer, it’s an unpredictable recreation. We imagine we will do higher and we should do higher than in earlier seasons.”