De Bruyne plays down nerves: ’90 minutes won’t mark my career’

NewsDe Bruyne plays down nerves: '90 minutes won't mark my career'

Kevin De Bruyne emphasizes that he believes Manchester City will not have failed if they do not win the Champions League this coming Saturday.

  • City plays their second Champions League final in club history
  • English champions are the clear favorites for victory
  • The match begins on Saturday at 21:00 CET

What’s the news?

Kevin De Bruyne has provided a preview of the upcoming Champions League final for the first time. After a strong tournament, the reigning English champions will face Italian side Internazionale. Despite City being the overwhelming favorite to win the Champions League, De Bruyne refuses to admit that his club will have failed if they fail to win the final.

What did De Bruyne say?

“It depends on who you ask, but 90 minutes doesn’t define a career. I’ve played around 700 games. About 90 minutes out of 700 games doesn’t define my career. But obviously it helps,” he said in an interview with British media.

“I hope we perform as well as we can. In a final, the chances are 50-50. It’s always difficult. You have to manage these moments. Inter have great players and we respect them. They are not in the final because they beat easy teams,” De Bruyne added.

The backstory

Manchester City eliminated Real Madrid in the semifinals, and they did so with ease. The Spanish title holders offered some resistance in Madrid, but once in Manchester, it was the home team that dominated. With an impressive 4-0 victory, City easily disposed of Madrid. Now, they face Inter in the final, who themselves eliminated city rivals AC Milan.

What’s next?

The Champions League final will be played on Saturday in Istanbul. The two teams will travel to Turkey on Wednesday and prepare for the final. The match begins on Saturday at 21:00 CET and 20:00 UK Time.


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