Man City key player disagrees with Pep Guardiola about Man City’s Champions League heritage

Man City key player disagrees with Pep Guardiola about Man City’s Champions League heritage

Kevin De Bruyne maintains his career will not be defined by winning the Champions League; he has a different outlook on next week’s Champions League final against Inter Milan than manager Pep Guardiola.

After City defeated Manchester United to win the FA Cup, Guardiola stated that they must win the Champions League in order to receive the recognition they deserve from the outside world.

Guardiola stated, “We give more and more credit for what we have accomplished over the years, and we have accomplished a lot, but I told the players, ‘You have to put the pressure on yourself; to be recognized as a good team, you must win Europe.'”

“Everyone is aware of it. We have had tremendous seasons, having won five Premier Leagues, two FA Cups, and two Carabao Cups, but we must win the Champions League to be recognized as the team deserves to be. We must confess that without the Champions League, life has been incredible and enjoyable, but something is missing. “We must do it.”

Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, and Nathan Ake concurred with the manager that they must end their lengthy wait for a Champions League championship this season.
However, De Bruyne offered a slightly different perspective, stating that his personal legacy will not be affected by Saturday’s events in Istanbul.

“Depending on who you ask. Even so, the majority of the boys have been phenomenal. Yes, it will help. But a 90-minute performance does not define a career. I have played roughly 700 games. One hour out of seven hundred does not define my career. Nevertheless, it helps.”

As a result of City’s victory over United in the FA Cup final, De Bruyne believes there will be a greater conviction that City can win the Champions League to complete the treble.

“There was belief regardless, but there was no point in discussing it beforehand. Now we know,” he stated.

“I want to win the Champions League and the Treble, but we were preparing to win this [FA Cup final] game.” We earned the victory. I am extremely pleased and proud. We should look forward to the upcoming week and perform to the best of our abilities.

“We have performed exceptionally. We have reached numerous quarter- and semi-finals, as well as two finals. We have spent the majority of our time there.”

Man City key player disagrees with Pep Guardiola about Man City’s Champions League heritage