thumbnail Hello,

The 26-year-old is revelling in his latest success on the international stage, before setting his sights on righting the European wrongs of last season with Roberto Mancini's side

David Silva has targeted a Champions League winners medal with Manchester City after helping Spain reclaim the European Championship trophy.

Silva played a leading role in La Roja’s triumph, even scoring the opening goal against Italy in the final, after figuring heavily in Manchester City's title triumph last season, piping locals rivals Manchester United with just seconds remaining.

The only blemish on Silva's record last season was City's failure in Europe, with Roberto Mancini's men crashing out of the Champions League at the group stage before exiting the Europa League at the quarter-finals, and the 26-year-old is determined to right those wrongs.

“Once I go back to City, I know I will be fully refreshed because I want to win more trophies with them,” Silva told reporters.

"The owners of the club have spent a lot of money bringing good players to the club. We have already started to win titles, including the Premier League.

"Now I hope to show we have the quality to do something in the Champions League."

Looking back on the last few weeks - including City's dramatic last-gasp title win and Sunday’s 4-0 triumph over Italy - the Spaniard admits he would have struggled to predict such a series of events.

"I never thought anything like this would be possible," he added.

"Of course, every time you go out onto the pitch you try your hardest, then at the end you find out where you have got to. But you never really think about the possibility of winning both.

"I played every game, so I am very happy with my contribution. My goal helped the team towards an easy win.

"It has been a great few weeks for me and it feels superb."

Related

From the web