Raheem Sterling believes Manchester City are on the right path to Champions League glory.

The Premier League winners have fallen short in Europe in recent years but continued their winning start in this year’s competition by beating Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 on Tuesday.

City now top Group C with six points from two games and, with back-to-back games against Atalanta to come, will be expected to continue making steady progress towards the knockout stages.

It is there the real challenges will come and, although Sterling accepts it could get tough, he feels they will have a chance.

The England forward, who scored City’s first goal against the Croatians, said: “We know the teams we have in Europe, they are top opponents. It will never be easy to win it.

“We need to keep going. The most important thing is trying to qualify from this group. If we keep doing that, year in year out, the better chance we will have to win it.