Kevin De Bruyne believes that Manchester City must win the Champions League in order to be regarded as a top-flight team in Europe.
Manchester City has had a decade of great success, but they haven’t won the Champions League.
They have won five Premier League titles and other domestic awards.
Real Madrid led Manchester City 4-3 in the second leg of their semi-final at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.
The City fell in the final to Chelsea the year before. As long as Pep Guardiola’s team is not European champions, there will be a question mark.
In De Bruyne’s words, “I feel it would affect the perspective from the outside.”
“As a player, you want to win trophies, and we want to win this one as a team.
Given that we’ve been battling for a long time and are now in the final stages of the battle, we’ve performed admirably.” He added.
He continued to state that, “Winning a cup event of this quality is incredibly tough; nevertheless, when you consider how we and I have performed over the previous seven years, we have done exceptionally well.
We haven’t won it yet, but if we did, it would completely shift the narrative.
We’re on the right track. Thank you. The fact that we haven’t yet triumphed will almost certainly be the only criticism we will hear.
We’ve been there a lot of times and are always striving to win this tournament, which has resulted in great consistency, virtually on pace with the rest of the field.”
“All that remains is for us to attempt to cross the finish line.
Tomorrow is a fresh start. Personally, I don’t feel it has any effect on my impression of myself as a player in any significant way.
Throughout my professional life, I’ve learned to distinguish between what I’ve done well and what I’ve done poorly, and I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished.
I aim to win as many trophies as I possibly can, but this is a challenging task. Of course, winning the Champions League would be a dream come true for me.”
According to Luka Modric, Real Madrid must demonstrate that they are the best team in the world in order to defeat City, but De Bruyne feels that City can earn that status if they play to their full ability.
According to De Bruyne, if the team continues to play as well as it did last week, they have a chance to become one of the best teams in the world.
“However, we have to complete it by tomorrow night. Madrid has the possibility to win this game even if we are a little bit below par, since they are also one of the best teams in the world and their quality is outstanding. ” He said.
“The coach is confident in his team’s ability to play at the level necessary to win the game on Saturday.
Everyone is looking forward to seeing the game and believes it will be a fantastic one.
We’ll give it everything we’ve got in order to put on a good show and, maybe, move on to the next round in Paris.” He added.