Bernardo Silva warns Man City team-mates about past Champions League failings

Bernardo Silva insists Manchester City cannot think their Champions League tie with Bayern Munich is over despite winning 3-0 in their quarter-final first leg.

Goals from Rodri, Silva and Erling Haaland have put City in a commanding position when they head to Munich for the second leg as the club looks to secure a first ever Champions League title.

But Silva, who was lauded by boss Pep Guardiola as “one of the best players” he has ever trained, pointed to City’s previous failings in the competition as a reason for why they cannot think the tie is over.

“Everyone will say that (it’s over) but we’ve had a lot of bad experiences in this competition in the past,” Silva explained.

“So we need to be ready. It’s not over. It’s a good beginning, a good half, but there’s still a long way to go.

“We’re just one step closer to where we want to be. But we know that one game in this competition is not enough.

“If you blink for a second then you’re out so everyone individually and collectively, we need to be on the top of our form to deal with this competition and to go through every step to arrive at the final and win this competition, which is a main goal for everyone at the club.”

City suffered heartbreak in the competition last season by suffering a dramatic defeat to Real Madrid in the semi-final and were beaten by Premier League rivals Chelsea in the final the year before.

“If we don’t do our game, everything can happen,” Guardiola said after the first-leg win.

“The most important thing for the players on the pitch I think, and on the bench, is to see the performance of Bayern Munich. It is not necessary to tell them all the warnings, because I know what’s going to happen.”

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