Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini wants to win two trophies
City are currently five points clear of Manchester United in the Premier League but will join United in the Europa League after Christmas after the pair crashed out of the Champions League.
“I am sure we will improve, but it is important to finish well this year,” Mancini said.
“When I say finish well this year, I mean to maybe win two trophies.”
Mancini saw his side beat Bayern Munich 2-0 on Wednesday night but Napoli’s win at Villarreal ensured that the Italian side qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League alongside Bayern.
City are in the last four of the Carling Cup and also have a chance of defending the FA Cup, but face a tough test in the third round after being drawn against Sir Alex Ferguson’s United.
Mancini is confident of an improved display in the Champions League next season – should they qualify – but is keen to move on.
He said: “We are disappointed, that is normal.
“We wanted to go into the second stage and now we can do nothing.
“It is my opinion next year, that if we play Champions League, we will do better.
City’s defeats this season
“But the Premier League is the priority. We also have the Europa League, FA Cup, Carling Cup. I think that if we are lucky with not a lot of injuries in the future we have a team that can play in all competitions.”
City face Chelsea in the Premier League on Monday evening and, with Andre Villas-Boas’ side progressing in Europe in midweek, Mancini is expecting a stern examination of his side’s unbeaten league start.
Mancini said: “Andre Villas-Boas is a good manager. I think when you arrive with a new team you need time.
“It’s difficult to change everything in two or three months, it’s impossible. Chelsea have proved in the last three or four weeks that they are fantastic team with important players.
“The [Chelsea game] will be tough game. They are in good form. We know it’s a difficult game.”