Kevin De Bruyne has named Manchester City’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa on the final day of the 2021/22 season as his most emotional moment at the club.
The Citizens overcame a 2-0 deficit against the Midlands club to win 3-2 at the Etihad Stadium to secure the Premier League title and stop Liverpool from winning it.
Now though, having won another league title at the end of last season, the midfielder has ranked the 2021/22 title above last season’s victory and even above the 2017/18 season where City racked up 100 points.
De Bruyne gushes over dramatic Villa victory
Speaking in a recent video on the Sky Sports Premier League YouTube channel, De Bruyne had this to say about the win against Villa.
He said: “That game is the most emotional, hyped game I’ve ever been involved in, I was all over the place after it.
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“Mentally, it was so tough because we were 2-0 behind, not really playing bad but obviously Villa scored and then once we scored one it just flipped and the stadium was so loud.
“It’s a little bit similar to when Kun scored that goal, obviously it was a little bit before but it’s a similar situation.
“Even when the game was over I was standing in the middle and just got swarmed by so many supporters I was like ‘oh, what is happening here?’”
As De Bruyne mentioned, the home side found themselves 2-0 down at the 69th minute, only for them to then score three goals in the space of five minutes, with two coming from Ilkay Gundogan and one from Rodri, to wrap up the Premier League season in a victorious but dramatic fashion.
With that in mind, it’s easy to see why the Belgian thinks of this particular title win in a particularly high regard above some of the other, less dramatic, victories that the club have enjoyed under Pep Guardiola.
Looking back to the present, with City in with a chance of making even more history and becoming the first Premier League side to win four titles in a row, this will definitely be what De Bruyne and the rest of his teammates will be aiming to do by the end of the campaign.