Granada midfielder Yangel Herrera hopes he can be a part of the Manchester City first team next season.
The 23-year-old Venezuelan midfielder is on loan from City, and has spent the past two seasons at Grenada.
Now he hopes to go back to the English club and stake a claim for a first team spot with the soon to be Premier League champions.
Herrera told The Sun: "Being with Pep was a masterclass [when he trained with City in 2018].
"It helped me see that one day I should have my place there.
"I didn't feel weird in that dressing room. I was surrounded by great footballers.
"I work to achieve something like that. I don't know if Pep's the best in the world but he needs to be on the podium.
"Anybody can see what he's brought to football.
"They are very aware of each game I play in LaLiga and in the Europa League."
Herrera continued: "I don't have direct contact but they talk regularly to my agent.
"I've been in Spain for two years playing at a good level and I'm willing to face any challenge.
"Now is the time to focus as today's work will reward me in the future."