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Man City ace De Bruyne: To win Champions League you must face Real Madrid

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne insists they're embracing the challenge of facing Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16.

City will go into the tie as underdogs.

"With the [Champions League] draw, I don't think there was a small team we could have had," De Bruyne told Sport360.

“If you want to win the Champions League you need to beat the best. I think this is what you want to play for.

“You want to play Champions League, World Cups, Euros, all that stuff. Obviously it's something I have not won so maybe subconsciously it's something that we want more.

“But you want to win everything, League Cup, FA Cup, Champions League, training also – sometimes it's even worse in training.

“No matter who we play, we respect the opponent and that's the way we have to do it in every game.

“Even like Port Vale in the FA Cup [third round], we put out a good team to show we want to win. No matter who we play, no matter which competition, we always want to win."

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