Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong has said that Manchester City can be the future Kings of Europe. This statement comes after the win against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Despite the win, Manchester City failed to progress to the last 16 of the Champions League after their rivals Napoli also won by a similar margin against Spanish club Villarreal. This meant that Manchester City had to be content with a place in the Europa League. Despite this, Nigel de Jong says that Manchester City can be one of the best clubs in Europe in the future.
There have been no doubt that Manchester City have the wealth like no other club in Europe and indeed the world. So far, their owners have ploughed in more than £ 1 billion to the club and there is more expected in the future as well. Even though they have failed to progress to the next stage of the Champions League, the prospect of Manchester City doing well next season is certainly high. One of the main reasons for this is because Manchester City will have the experience of having played in the Champions League once. Many attribute their failure this season due to the lack of experience in Europe.
We are not far off from challenging in the Champions League. We won’t be affected by the setback. We made a few mistakes. It’s all about experience and being consistent at this level. As a group we didn’t play in the Champions League until now, so this is a good experience,” said de Jong. Manchester City won their first title after 35 years last season when they lifted the FA Cup after beating Stoke City in the final. Nigel de Jong reckons that this will be the starting of many titles.