Suspended Manchester City defender Kolo Toure believes his side have what it takes to be Premier League contenders in the future.
Toure, who is currently suspended after testing positive for a banned substance, also thinks the club are yet to see the best of troubled striker Mario Balotelli, and predicts big things for the Italian.
“I’m feeling really happy at City now, we have some new players and a new vision of football,” the Ivorian said.
“We want to win things and at the moment we’re doing well and we hope to finish in the top four and see if we can qualify for the Champions League.”
“We are improving every season, last season we finished fifth and if this season we can finish in the top four that will be great and it will show we’re progressing and I think that is the most important.”
“To win the Premier League is very difficult because there are some top teams but when you have good players (and) you all want to win, that can happen definitely.”
Toure believes the senior players at Eastlands have a responsibility to the help the younger players, such as Balotelli, adjust to life in the Premier League.
“We have some young players some more experienced players and I think the experienced players just try to help the young players,” he said.
“I think Balotelli is a young player and he needs to adapt to the Premier League and the English culture and to the English spirit. I think from next season you will see better coming from him.”