On Saturday, June 10, Manchester City overcame Inter Milan to win their first Champions League championship in Istanbul. In a tense match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, City overcame Inter by a thin 1-0 margin. The illusive Champions League trophy also completed City's unprecedented triple under Pep Guardiola, who joined the club seven years ago. Rodri's measured side-footed goal from the boundary of the penalty area broke the deadlock in the second half. As the final whistle blew, the players joined the spectators in celebration.

It was difficult for both teams. In the first half, we didn't play well. We were undecided. In the next half, we understood we needed to do better.  Treble was the topic of conversation for everyone. Gundogan said, "The pressure was there, but this team can handle it the best."

Gundogan is scheduled to leave City at the end of the season, and it could not have been a more appropriate farewell for an underappreciated player in the City jersey. Rodri called it a dream come true after being benched by Guardiola during their previous participation in the champions league final. 

In a post-game interview with BT Sport, City's winner said, "I'm emotional.

It's a realisation of a dream. Even if I've just been in this area for four years and all these folks around me have been waiting for 20, 30, or even 40 years, we both deserve it. We were very close in the previous few years."

Inter Milan was the best team we've ever faced - Rodri

Inter Milan dominated City for a long time and had a greater opportunity to win the game. However, City goalkeeper Ederson came to the rescue, making two superb stops in the game's waning minutes.

"It wasn't easy," Rodri remarked of his team's victory over Inter Milan.

This is one of the best teams we've ever faced. It was unfathomable how they protected themselves and counterattacked. They are a fantastic group and they deserve praise as well, but I don't want to forget about my players. I wasn't good in the first half; to be honest, I was playing rubbish." I then just reminded myself that you must get above this mindset, and I succeeded. explained Rodri.