Spanish star Rodrigo Hernandez, Manchester City player, revealed his side’s plan against Real Madrid in the second leg.
Los Blancos faced fellow Setiens on Tuesday night in the first leg of the semi-finals. Champions League 2022-2023
The events of the match ended in a goal for one, with Vinicius Junior scoring for Real Madrid and Kevin De Bruyne drawing for City, and that was at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, the stronghold of the Royal Club.
The second leg between the two teams is scheduled to take place on 17 May at Al Ittihad Stadium, the home of the English team, to determine qualification to the Champions League final.
Rodrigo reveals Manchester City’s plans to reach Champions League final against Real Madrid
Rodri said after the match: “It’s very difficult when you come here, I think the players were amazing, we put in a lot of effort, sometimes it’s difficult against this team because they have a lot of qualities.”
And he continued: “In the first 25-30 minutes we dominated the match, then they scored a great goal from the first opportunity, but we continued the match despite the difficulties of adapting to the method of protection. De Bruyne equalized the score. and then we tried to save the ball” .
“It takes a lot of concentration because when you lose the ball it’s hard to get it back because they have a lot of quality and fast players up front,” he said.
He stressed: “De Bruyne is an important player, he has always been great and helped us when we needed it most. We struggled a bit because they held the ball and the goal gave us the confidence to keep attacking. It’s a good result for us.”
And he concluded: “We knew that whatever happened here, this is not the end, in the second leg we will need the support of the fans.”