Manchester Citys Rodri talks in-depth to AS ahead of the Champions League final against Inter Milan
In Istanbul, the call to prayer from the mosques blends with anticipation over the Champions League final, played tomorrow between Manchester City and Inter Milan at the Atatrk Olympic Stadium, with kick-off at 3 p.m. ET. Rodri (Madrid, 1996), the only Spanish starter in the match, spoke to AS just hours before the clash. For many, he is currently the best defensive midfielder in the world.
Do you see yourself lifting the Champions League trophy?
Its a dream, obviously, but I dont think about that too much, just as I dont think about that any time we have the chance to win another title. I think about how the game will be, the desire to play it Hopefully, it goes well. Hopefully.
Against Madrid, you were a brick wall, the best player of the tie.
I had many doubts about how I would be physically. This year has been very demanding for me in terms of playing time. However, right now Im feeling at my best. Im happy with my recovery work, the teams level, how I felt on the pitch both in the first and second leg. The team performed superbly.