De Bruyne: ‘If you win the final you are a hero, if you lose, you are almost a failure’

Kevin de Bruyne, one of Manchester City’s leaders, said this Friday that the general feeling after a Champions League final is that the winner “is a hero” and the loser, “almost a failure.”

The Belgian midfielder will start the final against Chelsea to be played this Saturday at the Do Dragao stadium in Porto.

“What it seems in these finals is that if you win you are a hero, if you lose you are almost a failure,” said De Bruyne. He explained that “winning the Champions League is one of the goals of the team and the players. Being able to play the most important game is a privilege. We all understand the pressure, but you can also enjoy this game. You have to take it with a smile trying to do it well ”.

The Belgian was also asked by the chance to be crowned the best player in the world if City win the first Champions League in its history. “To fight for individual awards, you have to win titles, but then others decide,” he added.