Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has debunked rumors suggesting that he wants to leave the Etihad club to achieve his desire of winning the UEFA Champions League title. The Belgium international midfielder has often said in the past that it would be a dream come true for him to lift the prestigious European club trophy and even though he came very close to achieving that dream with City last season, it could not happen.

The midfielder played a very important role for City as he helped them reach the final of the UEFA Champions League but they could not suppress the resilience and determination of Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side as they fell to a 1-0 defeat courtesy of a Kai Havertz first-half goal. The game was one to forget for De Bruyne for some other reason, as the former Wolfsburg star collided with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger during the game and he sustained an injury before missing the rest of the game.

The midfielder is currently trying to help his country Belgium lift the UEFA Euros title but journalists could not help but ask him if he is solely dedicated to continuing his career with Manchester City for the long term.

In his response to the question, De Bruyne clarified that he only recently signed a new contract extension at the Etihad stadium and added that he would not have extended his deal if he felt like he would be leaving anytime soon. He also added that he desires to have a taste of UEFA Champions League glory and has promised to remain with Pep Guardiola’s side as they go again next season to try and see if they can become victorious.

De Bruyne is currently starring for Belgium at the Euros and will be hoping that he can continue his fine form next season to help City compete for every available trophy.