Judging from the first match between the two teams, tomorrow’s match between Real Madrid and Manchester City is expected to be very exciting. At the Etihad Stadium it was 4-3 in favor of De Bruyne and Co.
Manchester City hope to avoid a repeat of 2016. Galactico then knocked Manchester City out of the Champions League. “We didn’t have the best end of the season back then,” De Bruyne said at the press conference. “We lost 1-0 through his own net after a boring match.”
This time he is more optimistic: “Now we are in a much better shape. We are playing better and have more experience.”
After the steep pace of the first match, expectations were high. “Everyone wants to see the match. It will be a big match. We have to do it tomorrow. If we are not in the lead, they have a chance. We try to give everything and reach the final in Paris.”
Manchester City attaches great importance to the Champions League which is still missing from the club’s record. De Bruyne understands the importance of the club: “Winning the Champions League will change the image around the club.”
Despite De Bruyne’s impressive honors list – which includes cups and trophies in Belgium, Germany and England – he is also missing a Champions League title. But he does not feel any pressure: “I know what I have done well and badly in my career and I am satisfied with what I have achieved. Winning the Champions League is not necessary.”
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