The Irishman believes all the pieces are slotting into place to make the Blues one of the best sides not just in Britain but on the continent.
Given told City's website: "It will be difficult but we have fantastic owners, passionate supporters and a number of excellent players. We've got a lot of potential but we've got to keep working hard."
And Given is well aware of the great tradition of goalkeepers at the club and the mantle that he has assumed as the number one choice.
"City are a great club with a great history. It's true they've had some excellent keepers, so it's really special to be following in their footsteps. It's a hard act to follow but it's certainly an honour."