The superb midfielder’s heroic second-half piledriver was the difference in the final with Inter, as we recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win at Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium.
Not only did it see us become the sixth British side to claim the prestigious prize, but it saw us win the Treble following our 2022/23 Premier League and FA Cup triumphs – only the second English team to do so.
And the Spaniard, who joined the Club four years ago today, revealed his delight in being crowned a European champion, while showing his gratitude to our devoted supporters after the full-time whistle.
“We made history,” he declared.
“We also deserved it because it wasn’t an easy year. [There were] ups and downs, ups and downs and lots of doubts.
“Many feelings are coming to me. Happiness, I see all my family here. Not only my family but all of us as it’s a huge family [at] City.
“I want to thank all the people who came to support a long way. They believed in us all these years even though we didn’t succeed.
“But today we did it, and it was massive. We made history, not only for the Champions League but with the Treble. We made history in England and in Europe and that was the step we needed to raise City to a top team.”
Watch Rodrigo’s full post match interview in the video player above!