“I played like a m …”, assures Rodri, decisive scorer in the final

Rodri scored the winning goal on Saturday in the C1 final. PAUL ELLIS / AFP

The Spanish midfielder looks back on the coronation of Manchester City and his performance in the final on Saturday in Istanbul.

Rodri (midfielder and decisive goalscorer for Manchester City, who beat Inter Milan 1-0 in the Champions League final): «I’m very emotive. It’s a dream come true. (Showing his teammates) these guys deserve it, (pointing to the stands) all these people around, deserve it, who have been waiting for I don’t know how long, 20, 30 or 40 years… It’s only been 4 years I’m here, but we deserve it. For the past few years, we’ve been so close.

(…) This has not been easy. What a team we had to face! Amazing the way they defended and counterattacked, they deserve kudos as they are a great team. (On his goal) I was not good in the first half, I played like a m…honestly, but it shows our mentality. I said to myself that we had to overcome this situation and in the end I scored a goal. It’s incredible“. (at the microphone of BT Sports)


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