City failed to reach the knock-out stages of the Champions League in the two previous seasons, when they couldnât cope with âgroup-of-deathâ Âsituations.
City go into Tuesdayâs return fixture against CSKA Moscow at the Etihad ÂStadium, with Silva saying: âWe are Âdefinitely in the driving seat to qualify now, having won our last match in ÂMoscow.
âIt was three very important points and a real step towards qualification.
âAnd that has been the Âobjective, because in the last two seasons â although weâve had difficult groups â weâve not Âmanaged to get beyond that stage.
âSo thatâs what we NEED to do this season.
âFrom a personal point of view, the trophy Iâve not yet won is the Champions League.
âHopefully, Iâll get a chance to win that one before I retire â that would be great.â
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