A day after Manchester City reported an operating profit for the last year, Club Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has outlined the playing goals for the team according to the Manchester Evening News.
"This is a level of ambition that we should not shirk or shy away from. It is right to have high expectations for this great club and the talented group of players chosen to represent it.
"No team can expect to win every year, but competing to win in England's domestic competitions and improving our performance in the UEFA Champions League are entirely reasonable goals for Manchester City.
"The desire for silverware has always been a critical element of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed's strategy for the reinvigoration of Manchester City FC both on and off the pitch.
"To put things in their simplest terms, we are now a profitable business with no debt and no outstanding restrictions."
The Blues sit atop the Premier League table currently with 18 points from 8 matches.