Vincent Kompany admits he is not getting too downhearted about Manchester City's performances in the Champions League this season.
The club will probably have to win all three remaining matches in Group D to qualify for the knock-out stages.
After collecting just one point from their opening three games, they now face home ties against Real Madrid and Ajax, plus an away trip to Dortmund.
The Citizens welcome Ajax to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday desperately needing three points against the Dutch champions yet Kompany is keeping a level head: "Man City will be in the Champions League many more times and will get its chance again.
"But now we have to show that we deserve to be in the Champions League.
"It's a challenge, it was never going to be easy. Any quotes from me will just be positive about what this team can achieve.
"I don't want to participate in the whole dramatising of what is happening here.
"Man City will get there, with or without us. This is just a moment in time where we just have to pull together and get ourselves back on track.
"But we know we are better than what we have shown."