Manchester City midfield magician David Silva has admitted that the Premier League might be out of the Citizens' reach this year but is targeting FA Cup success.

 City host Championship strugglers Barnsley this weekend looking to progress into the last four of the competition.

But despite the Tykes’ precarious league position, Silva is wary of not only ‘the magic of the FA Cup’ but also the threat Barnsley will pose.

 "The league is very difficult," Silva told Sky Sports. "But we can reach the cup final, so we have to focus on this game.

 "On paper Barnsley are a small team, but they are in the quarter-final because they deserve to be, so we will have to be very cautious and try to win the game.”

 There have been a number of cup upsets this year and if City will be thinking that this quarter-final clash against a lower-division team will be a walk in a park they should look no further than the shock defeats Premier League trio Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham suffered to teams outside the top flight this season.

 Silva though is fully focussed on the task in hand.

 "We are only one game away from going back to Wembley again," he added.

 "Wembley is an amazing place to play football and I have been lucky enough to have already played there. Now I want to get to another final."

 In the other quarter-final ties this weekend, Everton host Wigan, Blackburn travel to Millwall and Manchester United welcome Chelsea in one of the most defining games of the season. 

 

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