Silva believes Manchester City have nothing to lose in Barcelona.

David Silva believes Manchester City have nothing to lose as they head into Wednesday's crunch Champions League game at Barcelona.

City travel to the Nou Camp needing to overturn a 2-1 deficit to reach the quarter-finals but Spain international Silva is taking succour from recent history.

The 29-year-old said: "Everybody wrote Schalke off before they played Real Madrid but they won 4-3 and could have scored again which would have put them through - nobody predicted that.

"Not many thought PSG could beat Chelsea, especially with only 10 men for so long, so I know that everything can happen, not only in the Champions League but in every game.

"Everyone is expecting Barca to go through but hopefully we can give a strong performance and we don't have any kind of pressure on us because we are behind and playing away."

City - beaten by Barcelona at the same stage last season - needed victories over Bayern Munich and Roma to progress from their group, successes which give Silva more cause for optimism.

He said: "We need this kind of mentality we showed in those games.

"The most important thing is not to concede a goal because obviously things then become more difficult. We played well in the second leg against Barca last season and played with freedom so we will see."

Source: Sky Sports

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