David Silva targets Champions League qualification on completing Manchester City signing

Valencia winger becomes a Citizen...
Manchester City have confirmed the signing of David Silva from Valencia, and the Spain midfielder has high hopes for his new club.

After winning the World Cup with Spain with a dramatic extra-time victory over the Netherlands in Johannesburg, Silva has set his sights on more silverware with City next season.

"I'm very happy with what we did this summer - it's the best time that any player can have," he told City's official website.

"I am looking forward to starting the season with my new team, I'm excited about my new team. And I will be happy if at the end we are in the Champions League - or if we win a trophy."

The former Valencia man also revealed that Roberto Mancini holds the same ambition to win some silverware next term.

"Roberto Mancini and Garry Cook have told me we are building a very good team with some of the best players in the world and we are going to fight for honours."

With Yaya Toure and Jerome Boateng joining him as new additions already this summer, Silva is modestly simply targeting a place in the team, before focusing on the Premier League.

"My first target is to get into the team, and then to fight for the league and the other competitions.

“It's true that the English League is faster than in Spain. La Liga is more tactical - we like to move the ball. But in England they like to fight and run and score very fast!”

Silva also believes that if he can perform well for his new club, then it will give him a greater opportunity to stake a claim for a starting place with Spain.

"Of course, if you play well for your team and things go well, the national coach is going to see that and you become more important to him.”

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