Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior believes Manchester City were the “best” team in the Champions League last season.
The Blues for the first time made it to the Champions League final under Pep Guardiola last campaign, though fell short against Chelsea with Kai Havert’s bundled effort past Ederson the difference.
Guardiola’s side knocked out Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain en route to the final, but Chelsea were a step too far.
Despite that, though, Real Madrid’s Brazilian star Vinicius has claimed City were the best team in last season’s competition.
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Looking forward to this season’s Champions League schedule, Vinicius admitted that City were the strongest side in Europe last term.
“Winning the Champions League is very difficult,” Vinicius told Spanish outlet AS.
“Manchester City was the best last season and they didn’t win it either.
“We have to think about ours and what will go well for us.”
City’s Champions League campaign starts on Tuesday night against RB Leipzig at the Etihad.