However, Milner believes that the Citizens could label their campaign as a good one should they lift the FA Cup.
"If we do that, it's not a bad season at all. Obviously we wanted to retain the title - it looks unlikely now," Milner told The Sun.
"But winning trophies is a habit and we've managed to do that in the last couple of years. We need to keep doing that, keep that momentum.
"The FA Cup is a great trophy, you dream of winning it. If we can do it, then it's not bad."
City face Chelsea in the semi-finals of the competition on Sunday.