Clichy was a losing Champions League finalist with Arsenal – but is determined to win the trophy with Man City
Gael Clichy claims Manchester City have ‘done nothing’ – despite Manuel Pellegrini’s team booking their place in the Champions League semi finals for the first time.
The Frenchman is determined to succeed where he failed at Arsenal and go on to win the trophy.
He was an unused substitute when Arsene Wenger’s side lost in the final against Barcelona in 2006 – and is desperate not to re-live that agony with City.
Pellegrini’s side face Real Madrid in the semi finals and Clichy said: “I don’t want to pretend that it’s nothing because first of all you don’t get to the semi finals of the Champions League every year – but the truth is we have done nothing.
“Now if we go on to the final that will be something special and if we win the cup in Milan that will be phenomenal.
“As a player it’s probably the competition you want to win the most. I’ve been to the final with Arsenal, I know that it’s a special moment.
“I know the feeling of losing it so of course you want to win it.”
Quarter final victory against Paris St Germain means City have already gone further in the competition than ever.
But Clichy insists they cannot be satisfied with that.
“It’s the first time for the club and we’re talking about making history – but in the end if you don’t win the competition then history is not nothing, but as a player you don’t really want that,” he said.