Bernardo Silva has urged his Manchester City team-mates to overcome their Champions League disappointment and mount a genuine push for Premier League glory.
The Citizens suffered a cruel and heart-breaking exit to Spurs on Wednesday, despite edging the encounter 4-3 at home.
There were scenes of jubilation reminiscent of Aguero’s unforgettable title winner of 2012, when Sterling scored the fifth goal only for the VAR to chalk off the goal with the Argentine striker fractionally spotted offside.
Man City – VAR – No goal for offside 😂😂😂😂😂💉💉💉💉💉💉 pic.twitter.com/tQH4QTOdSf
— Football GIFS (@FootballGIFsHD) April 17, 2019
Spurs qualification into the semi-final marked the end of a quadruple chase for Guardiola’s men, however, there’s a realistic chance of the London side scuppering the hopes of a domestic treble on Saturday when they clash in the Premier League.
Nonetheless, Silva has rallied his teammates to return to winning ways in the bid to retain their crown.
“We have a game in three days against Tottenham, again here at home,” said the 24-year-old via Goal, who was on the scoresheet.
“We need the three points, to win [the Premier League]. Obviously, we are very disappointed but we will have to forget about it and go for the competitions we are still in.
If you get chance please show your children the Man City v Spurs game last night? Mad game & excellent advert for English football! PS I love VAR (sorry city fans but #COYS!) pic.twitter.com/3PlJbvXhhn
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“It is not time for revenge; it is time for another competition, time to keep us alive in the title race.
“We will try to win the game in the same way we did, knowing that we are playing against a very good team. That will make it difficult for us.”
Liverpool, on the other hand, cruised to a comfortable 4-1 win against Porto to set up a clash against Barca and would face a tricky tie against relegation-threatened Cardiff on Sunday.