United ‘keeper David De Gea has been charming the pants off City players and fans everywhere with his comments to Spanish newspaper Marca. He thinks Real Madrid should be nervous about facing us, and that Aguero and Silva are the players that they should fear most.
City are a great team. They are full of great players in all positions. The substitutes are also top-class. It will be really difficult for Real Madrid, both in the Bernabeu and in Manchester. You don’t get anything for free in the Champions League.
City has a similar style to Real. It is quick to get the ball forward and looks to directly attack. The strike-force is deadly, as the club has an incredible group of strikers. But if you want to win the Champions League you’ve got to beat the best teams, and City are one of them.
It’s not about whether the team’s style of play will suit Real. The team is full of great players, who are very talented and can cause you damage at any moment. They are capable of beating anyone, whether that’s Real Madrid or Barcelona.
David [Silva] is a vital player for them. City is a different team without him; it doesn’t play the same way. But it’s not just about Silva. Kun is always up for it and he’ll be extra motivated against Real. He’s a great player and scores a lot of goals. It’s a joy to watch him play.
I have to say, I agree with every word. Cheers Dave.