Manchester City midfielder David Silva is desperate for European success.

City failed to reach the knock-out stages of the Champions League in the two previous seasons, when they couldn't cope with "group-of-death" ­situations.

City go into Tuesday's return fixture against CSKA Moscow at the Etihad ­Stadium, with Silva saying: "We are ­definitely in the driving seat to qualify now, having won our last match in ­Moscow.

"It was three very important points and a real step towards qualification.

"And that has been the ­objective, because in the last two seasons - although we've had difficult groups - we've not ­managed to get beyond that stage.

"So that's what we NEED to do this season.

"From a personal point of view, the trophy I've not yet won is the Champions League.

"Hopefully, I'll get a chance to win that one before I retire - that would be great."

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