De Bruyne Anticipates Tough Challenge from Inter Milan in Champions League Final
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has shared his thoughts on the upcoming Champions League final against Inter Milan. Speaking at a pre-match press conference, De Bruyne highlighted the unique challenges that Inter’s playing style presents.
Inter’s Compact Style
De Bruyne praised Inter’s defensive qualities and their 5-3-2 formation under coach Simone Inzaghi. He noted that this system is something that Manchester City rarely encounters in the Premier League.
“We understand Inter,” De Bruyne said. “They are compact, play a 5-3-2, the two strikers hold the ball well and they have runners from midfield. They defend incredibly well. We don’t expect an open game, that doesn’t happen a lot in finals.”
Patience is Key
The Belgian international also emphasized the importance of patience in the final. He suggested that there might not be many early chances due to the pressure of playing in a major European final.
“We shouldn’t get too nervous too quickly. Maybe there won’t be a lot of early chances. We have to play the way we do, be comfortable, and hopefully find openings and score goals,” De Bruyne added.
The Coveted Trophy
Despite a successful spell at Manchester City, both De Bruyne and the club are yet to win the coveted Champions League trophy. Winning the Champions League would be a significant achievement for the club, the players, and the fans.
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