Cape Town - Spain international David Silva feels City have earned respect
with their success in England in the past few years and with the recent
additions to the squad the Manchester club can target European glory.
"We are just missing that step of winning the Champions
League, but doing that will help us grow even more," the 29-year-old
midfielder, told the Daily Telegraph in an interview.
"I would see it as a failure (if I don't win the Champions
League at City). It is the one thing I want and one day I hope to win it."
City crashed out in the last 16 stage of the Champions League in
the past two seasons after being paired against Barcelona.
"It's difficult playing against big teams like Barcelona,
Bayern. But why? I cannot tell you," added Silva, who has one World Cup
and two European Championship winners' medals with the national team.
"But with good, new players, for sure we will have an
opportunity to be there fighting and maybe able to do it."
Silva, who joined City in 2010 from Valencia, has set a personal
target of scoring more goals this season.
"I want to be important in the team and win titles in all
competitions," he added. "It is always in my mind to become better
and I can improve this year by scoring more goals."