Yaya Toure hailed City’s winning mentality, following the last-gasp Carabao Cup semi-final triumph over Bristol City.
The Blues left it late once again as Sergio Aguero struck in injury time to hand Pep Guardiola’s side a first-leg advantage, after Kevin De Bruyne had cancelled out Bobby Reid’s penalty.
Toure credited the victory to his side’s never-say-die attitude, asserting City would have been disappointed with a draw.
“In these kind of games, we have to play two legs to try to win,” he told CityTV.
“That’s the most important thing.
“In the end, there was one minute left. When you win games consecutively, it can happen – the kind of games where we draw until the last minute. To continue to score like that is fantastic.
“We have a big mentality. Mentally, we’re very good. We keep going, keep working hard, trying to continue creating chance after chance… We believe in ourselves. All of the lads are doing really well.
“In the next game, we have to win again to try to go to the final. We don’t want to draw the game – we just want to win so we will be more secure.”