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De Jong has taste for success

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Manchester City midfielder Nigel De Jong is hoping last season's FA Cup win is just the start for the club as they hunt down bigger prizes this season.

The Dutchman ended a 35-year wait to claim the trophy after beating Stoke City at Wembley and their summer spending and unbeaten start domestically has signalled their intentions for the new campaign.

And De Jong says he hopes to build on their success last season, with more silverware in this campaign.

"The FA Cup success gave us the taste for winning things," said De Jong.

"Manchester City hadn't won anything with the group of players so, to win the FA Cup as a group last year, only made us hungry for more success because the enjoyment after no-one forgets.

"Every player in the squad wants that same feeling again. We just have to go for every prize.

"The Carling Cup, with all respect, is the smallest cup out there on a domestic basis. But a prize is still a prize.

"You've got to start somewhere and we started great last season with winning the FA Cup and doing well in the Premier League, and now we are doing well in the Carling Cup.

"Like I said, we just have to go for every prize. If that means the quickest way to success, that means the Carling Cup."

"Last season, with a lot of new and fresh faces, we were searching for the right combination," De Jong added.

"Now with the squad gelling, we have the experience from over a year now in the Premier League and the players are settling in well. It isn't that difficult for players to blend in."

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