Yaya Toure has claimed Manchester City could well win all four trophies on offer this season, and that winning the Premier League – something that looks certain now – along with the two domestic trophies and the Champions League is not out of the question – and that while they are not getting carried away, they do want to win as much as they can this season and will keep fighting until the end to do so.
“We are optimistic. We know it’s going to be difficult because the Premier League is so tough and now the FA Cup has come as well.
“But we aim to do the maximum we can. We can see where we are going, but if we can continue to win games like the Bristol City one then maybe. We will see.”
Behind the big boys
Toure was speaking after the game against Bristol City, and said that he thinks City have some way to go in terms of a side who have history in the Premier League.
That being said, while their success is very recent, they have won plenty of trophies and been Champions since they were elevated to the next level in terms of money, and that’s something many people have commented on, yet Toure thinks that the club need to win and keep on winning if they want to be as big as United or Chelsea – the latter of whom were very like City not so long ago in this respect.
“We want to be a big team in England. United have been there a long time and have that history, like Chelsea and even Arsenal.
“To be that big team we have to win trophies and do well in Europe – so we need to keep momentum.
“It’s always special to play at Wembley. I love to play there because I well remember 2011 and then the other cup finals after that.
“To go there again would be massive – it’s always a big crowd and a special atmosphere. But we still have a game to go before we can think about that.
“The second leg will be a tough game. And it’s very challenging because we will have to switch off from the Premier League and play in the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup semi-final and then the Champions League in the next few weeks.
“They played well and you have to give them credit. These Championship teams are really difficult to beat, to be honest.
“They played five at the back, but we created a lot of chances and in the end the last pass or final shot on goal lacked the luck.But over two legs, we just have to win.”