Bernardo Silva wants Man City to become serial winners

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates with teammates Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Oleksandr Zinchenko after scoring his team's sixth goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Manchester City will be striving to make history at Wembley on Sunday as they try to retain a trophy for the first time against Chelsea.

Bernardo Silva feels City need to start becoming serial winners by defending their titles starting with the Carabao Cup on Sunday.

A win for the Citizens will secure their sixth triumph in the competition and means only Liverpool, with eight, have won it more times.

And Bernardo confirmed that keeping a grip on the cup would be a big boost.

“Not only winning it once but keep winning and winning. We know we have the squad to do that but our opponents are very strong and it won’t be an easy job. We will do our best to try.”

The Portuguese midfielder dismissed their recent 6-0 whitewash over Chelsea, suggesting the result is irrelevant.

“To be honest we should forget that match because it won’t happen again. We are not expecting the same result,” he said via Manchester News.

“We are playing against one of the best sides in the world even though lately their results are not the best for them.”

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City did a number on Chelsea in that league meeting, after losing 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in December, by closing down main supply route Jorginho.

And Bernardo warned it will take the same application and energy to win at Wembley.

“Against this kind of players you can never relax and if you give them time to think, time to play, and time to decide they will destroy you,” he said.

“So yes we have to play with the same intensity and try to win another trophy.”

Guardiola’s men head into the tie in a confident mood after beating Schalke 3-2 in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16.