That is the belief of the head of one of their prominent supporters groups.
Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim hailed another fine showing against Premier League opposition in the Champions League after Wednesday's 3-1 victory against Manchester City that saw Pep Guardiola's men crash out of the competition.
On both occasions City produced lacklustre performances in the decisive away legs but went out only by narrow margins.
Manchester City have a loaded attack, but Kevin De Bruyne is arguably the crown jewel of it. I thought the changes City made in the game were really good. "We had to go on the front step and we had to give them problems", Sagna added. I still can't explain it nearly 24 hours on.
"They could play at 70 at 80 per cent, but not here".
"You can not expect 90 minutes like the second half but the gap between the first and second was too big". City are in the FA Cup semi-final this year yet he accepts this could be a first campaign without one, although he feels more energised than ever.
"A good test against one of the best teams in the Premier League".
"I would say this season going to the Champions League would be an outstanding success because of all the quality around us".
"We will improve but this competition is so demanding", Guardiola, who spoke of his team's lack of experience in dealing with such situations, said.
"I know their image at this moment in this country is a little bit different". I've had a season ticket for 44 years and it's probably not as bad as losing at Halifax, Lincoln and Wycombe, but it's all about expectation these days. That's what has been our strength this season, we're not afraid to play.
Monaco levelled the tie with two goals in the first half-hour as manager Pep Guardiola's plan to attack failed.
All three goals City conceded raised questions about their defence, particularly the victor, when Tiemoue Bakayoko was allowed to rise unchallenged to head home Thomas Lemar's free-kick 13 minutes from time. Despite his tactics failing in the end, the Spaniard defended his managerial choices.
Pep Guardiola has received the backing of Khaldoon al-Mubarak, the chairman, despite Manchester City's Champions League elimination at Monaco in midweek and said he has never felt more powerful as a manager. Some of it is justified, some not.
City are [2.04] favourites to rebound from their European disappointment while Liverpool are [3.95] to do the Premier League double over the Citizens for the second season running.
"To be able to play under a manager that shows so much enthusiasm and so much passion would be a pleasure and an honour", Kewell told Omnisport. You can see what he wants.