Shay Given can understand Manchester City fans being excited about the season ahead.
Irish goalkeeper Given believes the team aren't far short of snatching the title from Chelsea's grasp this year.
"Silva's coming from Champions League regulars Valencia and Boateng's looked great for Germany, but we need to step it up.
"And if we'd won just a few of the games we drew we would be talking about being in the Champions League, or even title winners now but that's not the case.
"We were beaten by Hull away and no disrespect to them but we need to be beating smaller teams like that."