City failed to reach the knock-out stages of the Champions League in the two previous seasons, when they couldnâ€™t cope with â€śgroup-of-deathâ€ť Âsituations.
City go into Tuesdayâ€™s return fixture against CSKA Moscow at the Etihad ÂStadium, with Silva saying: â€śWe are Âdefinitely in the driving seat to qualify now, having won our last match in ÂMoscow.
â€śIt was three very important points and a real step towards qualification.
â€śAnd that has been the Âobjective, because in the last two seasons â€“ although weâ€™ve had difficult groups â€“ weâ€™ve not Âmanaged to get beyond that stage.
â€śSo thatâ€™s what we NEED to do this season.
â€śFrom a personal point of view, the trophy Iâ€™ve not yet won is the Champions League.
â€śHopefully, Iâ€™ll get a chance to win that one before I retire â€“ that would be great.â€ť
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