Clarence Seedorf Explains Why Manchester City Are The Best Bet To Win The UCL. After last year’s atrocious performance at the Bernabeu, Clarence Seedorf complimented Manchester City‘s mindset and said they are just 90 minutes away from Champions League triumph.
Four-time Champions League champion Clarence Seedorf believes Manchester City’s attitude adjustment will enable them to eventually conquer Europe.
Since his arrival, Pep Guardiola has failed to deliver Europe’s top prize, despite the club’s Abu Dhabi owners investing enormous amounts of money to win the competition. City now has their greatest opportunity yet, as they face Inter Milan in the final as big favourites.
The Citizens blew their opportunity to beat Real Madrid in the semi-final but made up for it this time around. The Champions League has previously exposed City’s lack of expertise, with teams like Monaco, Tottenham, and Lyon eliminating them.
Seedorf, on the other hand, believes they have been the best complete package in Europe this season, which hasn’t always been the case. He cited Liverpool’s achievements and mindset in winning the title in 2019 and is certain that City have made the next step that will aid them in Istanbul.
“I think this season they’ve been the best team, I don’t think so in other years. Just because you’re supposed to play nice football doesn’t mean you’re the best team.” Seedorf told Mirror Football.
“The best team is one who knows how to defend in a certain way, you bring results home when you’re playing bad – that’s why I was a big fan of Liverpool.
“Jurgen Klopp had that kind of mentality, it wasn’t always beautiful to watch, but the intensity and teamwork I did not see that last year with City against Real Madrid.”