Vincent Kompany has urged Manchester City to adapt to new manager Manuel Pellegrini's methods as quickly as they can to ensure next season is better than last.
City captain Kompany had his first day of training under Pellegrini on Monday and was impressed with the Chilean.
"It was also nice to start work with the new manager and I think his approach with the team today was really good," he told City's official website.
"It's important now to try and improve on the last campaign and make sure that whatever the new manager brings in, that we try and make it our own as quick as possible."
City were beaten finalists in the FA Cup last season and finished 11 points behind champions Manchester United.
Former manager Roberto Mancini had a fractious relationship with some of his players and Kompany stressed that unity is vital if City are to improve.
He added: "Our objective this year is to win things and to play well together. We all know that we have to be very strong as a team and bond with each other.
"It's an important year for everyone; we have a lot to put right after last season."