‘The fans should demand European trophies as well’: Manchester City’s Player of the Season Bernardo Silva targets Champions League glory after historic treble
- Treble-winning Manchester City celebrated with victory parade on Monday
- Outgoing captain Vincent Kompany urged the squad to conquer European
- Fans have endured a tumultuous relationship with the Champions League
Bernardo Silva has urged Manchester City’s supporters demand they finally win the Champions League.
City’s fans have endured a tumultuous relationship with UEFA, often booing the competition’s anthem, and the Premier League remains their priority.
But Silva pleaded for supporter backing after Sportsmail revealed that outgoing captain Vincent Kompany told the squad to make sure they conquer Europe.
Bernardo Silva collected the Player of the Season award during title celebrations on Monday
‘We want to do better, try to go for the European trophy as well,’ said the club’s Player of the Season.
‘It’s what is missing. You supporters need to demand more from us, you need to demand European trophies. Let’s go for it.’
Kompany held back the tears as he took the mic after City paraded four trophies in front of 100,000 people lining the city streets.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola jokes with the midfielder during the trophy parade
‘Even if they don’t win the Champions League, this is the best club in the world,’ Kompany said after being awarded goal of the season for his thunderbolt against Leicester City.
‘What am I doing even trying that? It’s silly. It’s ridiculous. That goes before the goal against Manchester United in 2012 but beating them is such a feeling any year and any day of the week.’