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John Stones: Man City determined to bury Champions League demons

John Stones says Manchester City are using the pain of their previous Champions League failures to drive themselves forward in this year's competition.

City are in a good position to reach their first-ever final as they lead PSG 2-1 in their semi-final tie and will bid to complete the job this evening (04.05.21) and Stones says the squad are determined to bury ghosts from the past.

He explained: "I do think with all the things that have happened have made us a stronger team, the disappointment of getting knocked out in harsh circumstances is hard to take so we've had to use it, especially this season, as fuel to motivate us.

"Push forward to take the next step and get our goal to win the Champions League. This season we've got a great chance to get to the final, hopefully we can do it. Just use the emotions of disappointment to motivate us to do better in seasons like this one."

Stones also promised that City will be doing everything to win the second-leg despite the advantage they hold over the French side.

He said: "I think we have to attack the game like every other game, to win. We've never gone into a game thinking the job's done or we need to defend.

"It's a downward spiral if we go into the game like that. We need to be who we are to win and play as Man City as everyone knows how we play. We're excited for that and fully focused for the game in hand."

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