Yaya Toure admits the only way Manchester City can create Champions League history is by going all-out attack.
Toure is convinced that City can pull off a major shock because the path to European glory is wide open this season with no clear favourites to win the trophy.
And Toure, a Champions League winner during his time at Barcelona, says that their eight goal thriller against Monaco shows City’s best form of defence is to attack.
City midfielder Toure warns they will have to score TWICE in the return leg at Monaco’s Stade Louis II next month because they are always likely to concede goals.
Toure said: “Definitely the Champions League is open, to be honest it’s very open. Because when you see PSG win against Barcelona, what can you say about that?
“Maybe people underestimate City because the history is not behind them, you know what I mean. A team like (Manchester) United, people will always believe them, because they have the history.
“We just try to do our best, try to come close to United, but it’s what’s got to happen in the few years coming.
“From the beginning of the season until now, we always do that [attack], we always show that, that’s the most important. With the new manager now it’s all about attack.
“Sometimes you can do a mistake, but mistakes are part of the game. If you don’t do mistakes, the football is not going to follow. We try to keep it going, try to be focused, try to do what we can.”
City served up what will go down as an all time classic in the Champions League with their 5-3 win over Monaco at the Etihad.
The kamikaze defending was frightening but the goals were even more memorable and Toure believes City are capable of thrilling everyone on their way to winning the Champions League this season.
But Toure believes Monaco are far from finished as he also praised City’s desire and determination to twice come from behind while he also rolled back the years.
Toure said: “After the game my wife called me and said we were looking young, the team was brilliant! When I sit on the sofa, watching a European game, that’s the kind of performance I want to see.
“We need to score two goals and we have to be careful. The tie is not finished yet, still we have a game to play away at Monaco. We have to not underestimate them, and try to score goals again. We are a team we can score goals or we can concede goals.
“An inexperienced team maybe would think the game was done, but with City we have a lot of experienced players in our team, like Silva, we are always used to coming back in games. We showed a lot of desire and hunger as well to win.”
Meanwhile, Sergio Aguero has admitted his future at Manchester City is out of his hands.
Aguero, the two goal hero in the win over Monaco, insists he wants to stay but claims the club will make a decision in the summer.
The striker said: “As I’ve always said I want to be here at the club, I’ve always said that at the end of the season it won’t be my decision.
“The truth is that with these things it’s the club that handles everything, and obviously it’s always my intention to stay.
“The truth is that those things are for the manager to decide, the only thing I can do is keep fighting to be able to play. Fortunately he counted on me, now I have to help the team and show what I can do.”