Sergio Aguero insists FA Cup glory will suffice for Manchester City this season, but has urged his team-mates to set higher standards in the future.
Aguero, 24, avoided sanction for his challenge on David Luiz in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final win over Chelsea after helping his side into the final with a decisive second-half goal.
City's Premier League defence is all but over and the FA Cup may prove a much-needed reprieve from the disappointment of finishing bottom of their Champions League group.
When asked if the season will be deemed successful with a win in the cup final, Aguero said: "In a sense, yes, but in another you have to remember that we have a great team, a strong squad, that is capable of fighting to win more trophies.
"We could have done better. It is a club that has not won a lot in the past and at least if we win one trophy then everything is good for the club. We're really happy to be in the final. It was what we wanted from the game.
"We are too many points from (Manchester) United in the league, and this is the only cup that we can win, so we have to take it seriously. It's crucial that we try to win something every year, whether that's a cup or the league.
"This year, we cannot win the league, we are too far away, but this is an important cup in England, for the club, and for everyone."
City face a quick turnaround ahead of Wednesday's Premier League match against Wigan, although Aguero is confident his side's elimination from Europe has kept them refreshed during the latter stages of the season.
"Sometimes it's better to have played more games, because it gives you greater playing rhythm, but at the same time it means you get more tired, more quickly," Aguero added.
"But it was a very big pitch at Wembley, and we are a team that works very hard and that means we are all very tired. But yes, we have a lot of energy. We will all be able to give our all until the season ends, so that we can finish on a high, finishing well in the league and winning the cup.
"I try to do the best for the team and give the most I can in every game, that's all. Lately, I have scored a few important goals, but all that matters is that the team wins."
Information from the Press Association was used in this report.