David Silva had made it clear that it was his desire to win the Champions League before he hangs his boots.
The 30-year old can already boast of victories alongside Spain and Manchester City such as the World Cup and the European Championship, two Premier League titles, the FA and League Cups along with a Copa del Rey.
However, he has yet to surrender his will to win the most prestigious European tournament.
“The thing that’s still missing, that I haven’t got my hands on, is the Champions League. That’s something I’d still love to be able to do,” Silva said.
“Now to have had the chance to play at a great level and win plenty of trophies, I don’t think that as a little boy I would have ever imagined such a successful career.”
“But the main thing is to still have that hunger. I still have that same desire and same hunger to keep winning trophies and, more than anything, to keep improving.”
“I still consider it a work in progress, with constantly striving to get better and hopefully achieving more with the team.”
Manchester City would face Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League round of 16 next month.
Meanwhile, the club will have to focus on beating Everton in their next match at the Etihad to maintain their bid for a third Premier League title.