Manchester City hero Rodri, who scored the only goal in the Champions League final win over Inter, praised his opponents and suggested he ‘played sh*t’ in the first half.



The Spaniard was the hero on the night at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul, striking the ball past Andre Onana in the 68th minute of the match to guide Pep Guardiola’s side to European glory, securing the second ever Treble in English football.

The 26-year-old Rodri has been a vital part of Guardiola’s Manchester City squad since his arrival in 2019 and has won all four of the cup finals he’s taken part in with the club over the last four years.

Speaking to BT Sport after the match, Rodri reflected on the Champions League final win over Inter and suggested Manchester City’s victory was dedicated to the recent legends of the club, like striker Sergio Aguero and midfielder David Silva.

“Emotional. A dream come true. All these guys around here (the fans, ed.) waited I don’t know how many years. They deserve, we deserve. The last years we were so close. I just want to thank everyone.

“It wasn’t easy. What a team we faced, the way they defend and counter-attack. We gave everything. I wasn’t good in the first half, I was playing sh*t.

“Finals are like this. You can’t expect to play well as always. Emotions and nerves are there. We competed like animals.

“We want more. More ambition. It’s a dream. This moment will never happen again. We hope next year but we deserve to celebrate.

“All of these players who made the club big, like Sergio Aguero and David Silva, this one is for them.”

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