Milner talks improvement

Updated: August 1, 2014

Manchester City’s James Milner is looking forward to the new season and believes he can improve himself as a player.

The England midfielder was an integral part of City’s double trophy haul last season as they lifted the Premier League title and League Cup.

Milner featured in 44 games in all competitions, but says he is hoping to play an even bigger role this campaign.

“City a great club to be with and I just want to contribute as much as I can”

James Milner

“City a great club to be with and I just want to contribute as much as I can,” Milner told

“I played in important games at the end of last season and it was pleasing to help the team win trophies.”

Milner and his City team-mates have the opportunity to win their first silverware of the campaign at Wembley next Sunday when they face Arsenal in The Community Shield.

And whilst it is possible Milner could earn another winners medal to add to his collection, he is also looking for additional improvement in his own performance as well as adding to his trophy cabinet.

He added: “That’s what it’s all about; I want as many minutes as I can. Competition is tough, but when you get out there you have to go and help the team.

“We definitely have that at City, you test yourself every single day in training. You want to improve, you want to win trophies and think ‘did I become the best player that I can?’

“If you can’t improve playing with these guys in the dressing room you are going to struggle anyway.”