Man City superstar Kevin De Bruyne feels that he and his teammates will not underestimate Inter Milan in tomorrow’s Champions League final.
Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview published in today’s print edition, via FCInterNews, the Belgian stressed that the Nerazzurri are a formidable opponent for the Cityzens to face.
In tomorrow’s final, most consider Manchester City the favourites.
It is not hard to see why. Pep Guardiola’s have blazed an imperious path through Europe’s top club competition, brushing aside RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid.
The Cityzens have also seen off Arsenal to win the Premier League. That’s their fifth English top flight title in six years.
However, the last thing that City will want to do is take anything for granted against Inter.
For his part, City midfielder De Bruyne feels that the Nerazzurri have already proved how tough an opponent they’ll be.
Man City Star Kevin De Bruyne: Inter Milan Deserve To Be Here
“You don’t reach the Champions League final if you’re not a strong team,” De Bruyne said.
“Inter conquered the Coppa Italia, they’ve won almost all their matches at the end of the season.”
“They’re a team with a clear identity, a well-defined formation and style of play,” the 31-year-old continued. “What they do, they do very well.”
“None of us believe it will be easy against Inter,” the City man stressed.
“And then it’s a final, it always starts with the two teams having the same chance,” he suggested.
De Bruyne On Inter Striker Romelu Lukaku
De Bruyne also spoke on his Belgium international teammate Romelu Lukaku. “To be honest, I haven’t heard from him for a while,” he said.
“Not since the last match we played together with Belgium.”
“We’ve both been very busy,” he noted.
“Romelu is one of the best friends I have in football, we’ve known each other since we were 13-14 years old,” De Bruyne observed.
“This is just one game,” he said. “For ninety minutes or whatever it ends up being we’ll try to beat each other.”
“But as soon as it’s over, we’ll be friends again.”
“And we’ll see each other next week with the national team,” he added.