Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has revealed that the team’s captain Fernandinho may become the first Brazilian footballer to lift the UCL trophy as a captain.
Gundogan made the revelation during a Press Conference where he spoke ahead of the UCL clash with Chelsea.
“Fernadinho may not have gotten enough playing time” Gundogan said. “But he has proved to be a leader in the team”
“A leader may not necessarily be someone who scores all the goals or gets all the playing time”. “But someone who knows what to say, and how to act at a particular time” the German midfielder said.
“Fernandinho has proved to possess the qualities of a leader in our team”. “And I see him becoming the first Brazilian to lift the UCL trophy on Saturday if we come out successful against Chelsea” he concluded.
It is also interesting to note that the 36-year-old Brazilian is the only player in the Premier League to have won the League Cup four times.
Manchester City reach their first Champions League final. They will face Chelsea who have reached their third final on Saturday May 20, 2021 in Portugal.
With this meeting, this will become the second time the UCL will experience an all-nation final for a third time. The first nation to accomplish that feat was Spain.