One Manchester City star has incredibly described the attack on their bus ahead of the Champions League clash with Liverpool as a ‘nice feeling’.
Pep Guardiola’s side were the subject of anger from Merseyside fans on their approach to Anfield last night.
The Champions League quarter-final clash saw Liverpool fans line the streets surrounding their ground, chanting and setting off flares.
There were some incredible scenes as they watched their own bus roll through the gates on Anfield but the mood changed.
That was because as the Manchester City bus passed through, boos rang out and projectiles were thrown at the side.
That lead to damage to the bus and even a damaged window, though it did not fully shatter all the way through.
Man City coach Manel Estiarte has posted a video from inside the #MCFC bus on the way to Anfield last night. Is this kind of welcome from Liverpool fans just part of the game, or too far? #LFC #LIVMCI #UCL pic.twitter.com/a8REYLQzpl
— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) April 5, 2018
Though, Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that he didn’t actually mind the events that lead to Liverpool condemning their fans.
The Belgian did say that breaking windows is a bit much, but it’s fine ‘as long as no-one gets hurt’.
“It was OK,” De Bruyne explained.
“I don’t mind supporters doing that – I’ve had it a couple of times for my team and it’s a nice feeling.
“Breaking windows is probably not done but who am I to say something? I am fine with it as long as no-one gets hurt.”
When asked whether the bus attack affected the City side and their performance, he dismissed that instantly.
“No, it doesn’t change anything. As long as you keep the violence down, there’s nothing wrong with it.”
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 5, 2018
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