But ahead of a Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Stoke, which they hold a 1-0 lead from the game at the Britannia, Milner insists if they can win silverware it will at least prove the players have not taken their eye off the ball
with the changes which have happened.
Cardiff have taken their eye off the ball
in terms of their league form ever since they got in the final.
Napoli have taken their eye off the ball
in Serie A as they concentrate on the Coppa Italia and Champions League, but even so this is a game they should win and Cavani is the man most likely to lead them to victory.
Shadow Treasury Minister Chris Leslie said: "David Cameron and George Osborne have completely taken their eye off the ball
on the euro crisis.
With employers focused on getting through the recession, many will have taken their eye off the ball
in offering flexible working.
They have taken their eye off the ball
, and now they have to ask for voluntary redundancies such is their dire financial straits.
But they don't want to leave themselves and their boss open to criticism that they have taken their eye off the ball
at Eastlands, particularly if City suffer adverse results around the time Pearce would be away with the Under-21s next month and in March.
Having made great strides to involve supporters following the badge change incident, not least by consulting them about their preferred new manager, the club appear to have taken their eye off the ball
But world governments have taken their eye off the ball
which is why we have to go back 20 years to make the point.
But now, with the economy on the rebound, companies seem to have shifted their focus towards growth, and taken their eye off the ball
of improving working capital management," said Ashby.
CELTIC have taken their eye off the ball
in recent weeks and certainly look vulnerable as they prepare for the visit of arch-rivals Rangers this afternoon
Schools and authorities have really taken their eye off the ball
on this one, and continued to be all moralistic when they need to be practical.
Some teams in the past have gone on great cup runs but maybe taken their eye off the ball
in terms of the league campaign.