Bernardo Silva delivered a rousing speech on his birthday in a bid to inspire his Man City teammates to Champions League glory.
The Portuguese midfielder turned 26 on Monday in his home city of Lisbon, where he and his colleagues are preparing for the last eight of the competition.
City face Lyon in a repeat of their group stage encounters in Saturday's quarter-final clash.
Silva was presented with a cake to mark his birthday during a team meal on Monday night, and used the opportunity to try and spur his side to silverware.
"Guys thank you very much for tonight," he said in a clip recorded for City's official website.
"It's a pleasure, as you can imagine, for me to be here in Lisbon my home and try to fight for this competition.
"If i could pick a birthday present you know it would be a Champions League, so let's go for it and hopefully in a few weeks we can celebrate together!"
Beating Lyon will be no easy feat, given City twice failed to do so in the group fixtures between the sides, losing 2-1 at home before drawing 2-2 away.
The French side have only just come off the back of eliminating Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus too, and will be keen to send another Portugal star out of the competition.
City are one of the favourites for the tournament though after comfortably dispatching of Real Madrid in the last round.
Manager Pep Guardiola has never taken his side beyond the quarter-finals, but a win would see him make a joint-record eighth appearance in the last four – tied with Jose Mourinho.
It looks as though he will have to do so without top marksman Sergio Aguero however, after the Argentine striker admitted he may not feature again this season.
The 32-year-old has been out with a knee injury since June and had hoped to regain fitness in time to play some part in the final fixtures.
But a report from The Guardian claims that outcome now looks unlikely and Aguero is resigned to missing out completely.
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