Belgium international Vincent Kompany insists Manchester City are treating the Europa League seriously.
City keen to end barren run with silverware this term
Vincent Kompany insists Manchester City are treating the Europa League seriously as they bid to end their barren run without silverware.
City have gone 34 years without lifting a trophy since their 1976 League Cup success over Newcastle United at Wembley.
It has been suggested City's main focus is on the Premier League, where they are challenging for the title and making sure they secure UEFA Champions League football next season.
However, Kompany is not taking their current European campaign lightly and says Roberto Mancini's men will be giving their all against Lech Poznan on Thursday.
"The situation City are in now, I do not think we can afford to be arrogant in any cup because we have not won anything," said Kompany.
"This one is very important. The FA Cup will be very important to us just as much as the league.
"Any trophy would be very welcome. The level in the Europa League is very high. Any games in Europe gives you experience."