Reacting to Manchester City’s 1-1 draw against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night, Manchester City midfielder Rodri told BT Sport: “It is very tough when you come here. I think the lads were incredible. The effort was there. Sometimes it is difficult against this team because they have a lot of quality.
“In the first 25-30 minutes we controlled the game and then first chance they have, they score an incredible goal. But we kept in the game even though it was difficult to get in with the way they defend. Kevin [De Bruyne] found the goal and then in the last minutes we tried to keep the ball.
“Lots of concentration is needed because when you lose the ball it is tough to regain it because they have a lot of quality and they have fast players up front.
“He [Kevin de Bruyne] is a massive player for us. Always he has been great and he helped us in the moment we most needed it. We were suffering a bit because they were keeping the ball and with the goal he gave us the confidence to keep pushing. It is a good result for us.
“We knew no matter what happened here it would not be the end. At home we will need the people to support us.”