Yaya Toure has said Manchester City are determined to succeed this season after the disappointment of losing their Premier League title to rivals Manchester United last time around.
City began their campaign under new manager Manuel Pellegrini with a thumping 4-0 home win over Newcastle on Monday, and Toure -- who scored from a free-kick -- believes that is a sign of things to come.
"I hope I can continue to score important goals for the team, and I think this year is going to be a good one for us," he told the Manchester Evening News.
Pellegrini's men have been strongly tipped to win the Premier League this season, and Toure has said they will do their utmost to make life tough for everyone they play.
"This year, we want to do the job,” he said. “We want to work hard, keep it going, make it as difficult as possible for our opponents and try to be better and stronger.
"It's important for me and the club. I know how much everyone desires success, and that our fans only want to see one Manchester club profit this season."