Slightly over 72 hours separate us from the hit clash at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Although Manchester City will fly to Madrid in a bad mood, they believe in a surprise. We will go to Madrid to win this match – Kevin de Bruyne told English journalists.
This Wednesday, Real Madrid’s players will take Manchester City in front of their own in the Champions League 1/8 final. The meeting at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu will undoubtedly be a hit. The fall of one of the bands at such an early stage and a huge surprise. After recent perturbations with Manchester City in the main role – charges of Pep Guardiola will fly to the capital of Spain doubly determined.
Literally a week ago, the highest European football body – UEFA decided to exclude the Manchester City from the next UEFA Champions League. Manchester’s two-year disqualification is associated with a serious violation of financial fair play.
Pep Guardiola’s players after the league victory over Leicester City will fly to Madrid to fight for the future. A possible stumble in the first meeting of the 1/8 final may prove crucial, resulting in falling out of the European top for at least two seasons. And although hosts are the favorites of the clash at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Manchester players do not hide that and De Bruyne told English journalists –
This is Real. They’ve won the Champions League the most times of all and they are always very dangerous. However, I think we will go there to present our style and try to play offensively. Try to put pressure on them and play a good match, and if possible win.
De Bruyne: “It’s Madrid. They have won the most Champions Leagues out of everybody! But I think we will go there to try to play our game like we always do and try to play offensive football, try to put them under pressure and try to have a good game and, if we can, win.” #UCL pic.twitter.com/DkcmyzEcwt
— M•A•J (@Ultra_Suristic) February 24, 2020
The Belgian representative in the ongoing Premier League competition has scored 8 goals and scored 17 assists. The status of a leader can be felt away from him but this failed to translate into a satisfactory position for his team. “Citizens” after the 27th round take second place in the Premier League table. Their loss to the leading Liverpool is already 19 points and there is little indication that it was to be squandered. For Manchester, a start in the Champions League is the last chance to win a big trophy, the lack of which will be a huge disappointment.
Kevin De Bruyne on Real Madrid:
“We will go there to try to play our game, play offensive football and put them under pressure. If we don’t win the UCL, everybody is going to say we are failures like the last five years. It’s something we’ve not won yet. pic.twitter.com/ppFrRYnDZb
— Yousef💙 (@mcfcyousef) February 24, 2020
If we don’t win, everyone will say that we have been losers like the last five years. The Champions League is something that we haven’t won yet. We always want to win everything, but usually other teams are better or better scored – just like Liverpool does this season. But we will go there to win this match. We can’t look to the future too much – ended the Manchester City player