Manchester City will play the Champions League final tomorrow, and it will certainly be the most important game for all City players. Kevin de Bruyne is probably the best player of this club and a man without whom we could not imagine today's City.
It was the Belgian who spoke to the media about tomorrow's final, as well as the fact that they can win the treble. “I see it as winning the Champions League,” he said, as quoted by eurosport.com “We’re in the final so we know if we win the final it is a treble.
But it’s winning that competition, and then the consequences after if you win it then you have the treble”. Kevin de Bruyne believes this team has the quality to do great things. Many seasons ago, they were close to lifting the trophy, but they would always experience disappointment before falling a step or two back.
Now they want to change that and hope to lift the trophy. “We’ve not won it yet,” he said. “So as long as we don’t win it, these questions are going to come back every year. But we’ve been so consistent, even if we’ve not won it, in the eight years I’ve been here we’ve reached finals, semi-finals, quarter-finals, so we’ve always been in the top eight, top four in the Champions League.
We’ve just not won it yet, and that’s the only thing we want to change”.
Kevin de Bruyne
Belgian emphasized that the role of the favorite in this match means nothing. Finals are matches where a lot can happen, given the enormous pressure.
De Bruyne is aware of this. Inter also deservedly reached the final, and they want the trophy just as much as the Citizens. “I expect a pretty tough game,” he said. "They’re very solid and they’re very good players.
I know people are saying that we’re fully favourites and if we don’t win, a lot will [be] said.
But I think you don’t become a Champions League finalist by doing easy stuff. Will they play some antics? Maybe, it happens, but everybody will do everything they can to win their game.
I don’t feel like we are necessarily a team who plays that way, but if it happens we’ll try and control what we can control, and control the emotions of everybody in the game and that will suit us better if we’re calmer”.
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