De Bruyne on Inter Challenge and Lukaku Confrontation

Kevin De Bruyne is ready to lead Manchester City to glory against Inter in the UEFA Champions League final. The Belgian midfielder has been in exceptional form this season, playing a key role in the successes against Bayern Munich and Real Madrid enroute the final. But he certainly believes the Nerazzurri have the power to punish the Cityzens.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via FCInterNews), De Bruyne dished on the crucial game tomorrow against the Milan natives.

“You don’t reach the Champions League final if you are not a strong team. Inter conquered the Coppa Italia, and won almost every match at the end of the season. They are a team with a clear identity, a well-defined form and style of play: what they do, they do very well. None of us believe it will be easy against Inter. And then it’s a final, it always starts with the two teams having the same chances.”

He will go face-to-face with national team mate Romelu Lukaku

“To be honest, I haven’t heard from him for a while, since the last match we played together with Belgium. We have both been very busy. Romelu is one of the best friends I have in football, we’ve known each other since we were 13-14 years old. This is just one game: we’ll play against each other, and for 90’or whatever it will be we’ll try to beat each other. But as soon as it’s over we’ll be friends again. And we will see you next week in the national team.”

English and Italian sides have met in four previous European cup finals, but this will be the first ever competitive meeting between Inter and Manchester City, let alone in finals.

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