After a 2016-17 domestic campaign which saw Manchester City miss-out on the Premier League title with a third placed finish, City's Yaya Toure is calling for the club's strikers and offensive threats to hit the target more often in order to pledge a stronger push in the coming season.
It was Pep Guardiola's first season in management to have not gained a piece of silverware to add to his personal collection, and Toure, 34, is urging the likes of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus to find their killer instinct in-front of the target.
The Ivory Coast international enforcer - speaking in an interview via The Sun - said:
“We need to start the season quickly. If we have the chances we have to score. We have to show that killer instinct and be more clinical. When the chances come we need to score.
“It’s the job of the manager to find the right team and right balance as well because we are very wide and open when we play.
“You saw this against United, two or three counter attacks and they scored two goals.
"We player proper, classic football, but sometimes if we don't score then it is going to be difficult."
Becoming a more composed outfit across all departments in the imminent 2017-18 season will also be of fundamental importance to the Citizens title hopes, and the former FC Barcelona midfielder proceeded to proclaim:
"I don't know what is going to happen but we have to show better quality.
"[We need to] try to finish games because sometimes we have five, six chances to score goals and maybe we concede two, three goals because we are very open.
"The games can be very fast and other teams learn how we play, but everybody is excited."