Manchester City midfielder Rodri has shared his memories of the "iconic" goal that he believes defines him as a player. City resume the defence of their European crown against FC Copenhagen this week as red-hot favourites to win the trophy again.
And now the midfielder has recalled his winner in last season’s Champions League final against Inter Milan in Istanbul. Rodri also recalls with such admiration Andres Iniesta’s winner for Spain in the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa and his hero Zinedine Zidane’s spectacular goal for Real Madrid in Glasgow in the 2002 Champions League final. ALSO READ: Kevin De Bruyne forces Man City rethink after injury return ALSO READ: City have survived without De Bruyne and Haaland this season “Iniesta and Zizou, these kind of goals, moments, they will last for ever and I was so happy to live that,” he said. “When you score these sorts of goals, they are iconic moments and I could not be more proud. “It was the first Champions League trophy for this club, it was the first Treble – and it will stay with me for ever.
I have a lot of memories about that night, that magical night. It was unbelievable. “Something that people don’t realise is that you play an individual game and a team game.
Of course, people expected it to be a bit easier, but it was the Champions League. Inter are a big team and they had three Champions Leagues and, for me, they were the favourites.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk