Ahead of the Champions League round of 16 tie between Real Madrid and Manchester City, Kevin De Bruyne spoke with the Telegraph and analyzed City’s chances against Zidane’s men.
“If we don’t win the Champions League, everyone will say it’s a disaster, just like the last five years. Real Madrid have won the Champions League more than anyone, but our idea is to play our football. We will go out there and try to play our game, like we always do, and try to play offensive football, put them under pressure, have a good game and, if we can, win,” the Belgian assured.
Real Madrid will be missing a key cog to their offensive threat after it was revealed that Eden Hazard could miss the remainder of the season and will certainly be unable to play in either match against City. Zidane and the team will be looking to pick themselves up after an embarassing defeat to Levante at the weekend.
Meanwhile, City will be eager to prove there season is not loss after the dominant performance of Liverpool in the Premier League. The team from Manchester will have the potential Champions League ban in the back of their mind, another motivating factor for the club to progress in spite of the UEFA “higher-ups”.
For De Bruyne and City, it may be disaster for to lose, but it would be just a big a disaster for Madrid to lose. All eyes will be on Wednesday’s match.