"It is so special..." - Jack Grealish gives emotional interview after Man City win Champions League
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Jack Grealish gave a hugely emotional interview after Manchester City beat Inter Milan to win the Champions League for the first time in the club's history.
A second half strike from Rodri secured a 1-0 win and a European crown for City, with the club following on from Manchester United in 1999 to win the treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.
It was anything but an easy night for Pep Guardiola's side, with Inter Milan swarming around City stars whenever they had the ball in dangerous areas.
But the goal opened the game up, and Romelu Lukaku had Inter's best opportunity late on when his effort was saved by Ederson from close range.
For Grealish, the former Aston Villa star achieved what he would have hoped to do when joining the club in 2021 - win Europe's top prize.
After completing the full 90 minutes, the England international spoke to BT Sport about his immediate feelings over the success - and showed plenty of emotion.
Grealish gives emotional response
He said: "It's what you work your whole life for, isn't it? So happy. I played so bad today, I was awful.
"To win the treble with this group of players and staff, I swear, it's so special. Everyone that knows me knows how important family is to me and how much I love football. This is what I've worked for my whole life.
"You think back to all the people who have helped me along the way. Just seeing my family there in the crowd, man, it's just so emotional.
"I've said to him [Guardiola], I just want to thank you. You've made this happen for me. He put so much faith in me, buying me for a lot of money, and even last year, when I was playing c***, he stayed there and spoke to me and gave me that platform to go and perform."
Saturday, June 10, 2023 will go down in history for Grealish and everyone connected with City - and they will certainly savour the success.