Etihad Stadium defender thinks the former team can overtake Liverpool to get to dream meeting in Madrid Brazilian Club Manchester City, Danilo is desperate to face his former team in the Champions League final. Grab your Champions League Tickets from our global event ticket sales market.
The left-back of Etihad Stadium has played four seasons with the Portuguese side – their first European club after leaving the Brazilian giant Santos in his home country in 2011.
And he developed a special affection for them before his departure for Real Madrid in 2015.
The defender, 27, hopes that City – which he joined in 2017 – will face his former team in the final at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium of Atletico Madrid on June 1 – and not just because Porto is arguably the weakest teams still in contention.
“I hope it will be very special,” Danilo told Ojogo, questioned about the chances of facing his former team in the centrepiece of the Spanish capital.
“I play for City, I’m very grateful for being in the Premier League and working with this technical team, we are having a fantastic time, we are fighting for everything, I would like to have another champion [winner’s medal league], but would be special. “
Danilo, who won the competition twice with Real, still supports Porto, adding: “I talk a lot with Gabriel Jesus and Ederson, who play for me in Manchester City, and they do not understand how much I like Porto.
“I told them, you will be here and you will see, the cleaning staff, the security guards treat us with great affection, as if we were a family member, which is why Brazilians feel so good. right here.
“When I went to Manchester City, I thanked him for continuing to wear blue, I identify, I hope the two will succeed and meet in the final.”
If the city road to Madrid is difficult, that of Porto is even more difficult.
The city will face Juventus or Ajax in the semi-finals if they manage to overtake Tottenham in the quarter-finals next month.
Porto will face Liverpool in the quarter-finals and, if successful, will face Barcelona or Manchester United in the last four.
Danilo thinks he can beat the defending rivals in the Premier League, adding: “Liverpool have a very strong team, an incredible season, a trio in the attack that works very well, but Porto is Porto, he is able to surprise, find strength where it does not exist and where it has a lot of quality. ”
Before that, City is back in action in the Premier League with a trip to Fulham on Saturday.
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