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Kevin De Bruyne Reveals He Does Not Remember Chelsea's 2012 Champions League Victory Over Bayern Munich

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Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne reveals he doesn't recollect Chelsea's 2012 Champions League victory
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne reveals he doesn't recollect Chelsea's 2012 Champions League victory / Michael Regan/Getty Images
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Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has admitted he has no recollection of Chelsea's 2012 Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich and revealed that he wasn't invited to watch the game despite signing for the club just four months before.

Chelsea signed De Bruyne from Genk on a five-and-a-half-year deal in 2012, but the Belgian says he recalls little from their dramatic win, and does not remember Didier Drogba's decisive penalty that gave the Blues the win at the Allianz Arena to win the Champions League for the first time.

Speaking to The Sun, the City star said: "I wasn't there. I don't think I was invited. I don't remember much about it to be honest. With Champions League finals, sometimes I watch them – sometimes not. It just depends on the situation. I don't recall too much about that one."

However, De Bruyne went on to warn his former side and also reflected on City's track record in the Champions League before saying this year has been 'different'. He added: "I had the feeling from the beginning here. People talk about failure when you don't win the Champions League but it's so difficult to win it.

"We've been fighting for it for the last six years – we've always been around the quarter finals, semi-finals. Always been around the best eight teams in Europe. But when you play knock-out, small situations can make a difference. In the bad situations, we maybe made too many mistakes and this year we didn't. We've been very compact when it became difficult. We've done it in the right way this year."

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