Samir Nasri welcomed Manchester City’s return to winning ways at the weekend but immediately turned his thoughts to the Champions League this week.
French midfielder Nasri shone as City came from behind to edge out Swansea 2-1 in the Premier League with goals from Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure on Saturday.
It was only the City’s second win in seven games in all competitions and provided a timely lift, even though in title terms it merely prevented Chelsea extending an eight-point advantage over them.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men now face a crucial home clash with German giants Bayern Munich on Tuesday knowing they have little room for error.
City’s much-hoped for Champions League push is in a precarious state after a failure to win any of their first four Group E games.
They will exit the competition at the group stage for a third time in four attempts if they fail to beat Bayern and there is a winner in the game between CSKA Moscow and Roma.
Nasri said: “It was important to keep in touch with Chelsea, who look unbeatable at the moment. It was really important to win the game.
“It was good for the confidence as well because on Tuesday we have a tough game.
“We are really lucky to still be in with a chance of qualifying because, with two points and two games left, normally you are out.
“Now is our chance. We have to take it and play with nothing to lose.
“No disrespect to Swansea – who are a great team – but Bayern Munich have world-class players in every position.”