Manchester City can now win Champions League, says manager Manuel Pellegrini
Manchester: Manuel Pellegrini believes Manchester City can end a historic season with the Champions League crown after impressively dispatching of Paris St Germain.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne celebrates after scoring a goal during their Champions league quarter-final second-leg match against PSG at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Tuesday. Pic/AFP
The Etihad Stadium witnessed one of City's greatest European nights on Tuesday as they followed up an impressive 2-2 first-leg draw in France with a deserved 1-0 victory.
Kevin De Bruyne's fantastic strike as the clock wound down rubber-stamped progress from this tough-looking quarter-final, taking City through to the final four of European club football's top competition for the first time.
“Of course,” Pellegrini said when asked if he was convinced City could be crowned Europe's best. “I think it is one of the targets of this club, to try and improve every year (in this competition). I think that we are improving every year.
“I am sure it is not easy because you have very strong teams in Europe, but I am sure the target of this club is to win the Champions League.
“But not only winning the Champions League (will mean) that the project at this club is finished. I think they want to continue in the long-term, trying to improve in every sense in every department.
“One of the targets is to win, of course, some day the Champions League.
“If you are in the semi-final, you know you have to play against a very big team of Europe, but playing in the way we did tonight I think that we played better than PSG.”