Please Wait . . .

‘I don’t shine, I allow others to’ – Gundogan aware of his place in Man City’s galaxy of stars
Mode Gelap
Liga Teratas

‘I don’t shine, I allow others to’ – Gundogan aware of his place in Man City’s galaxy of stars

03-Jan-2021, 03:00 am

Ilkay Gundogan Manchester City 2020-21

Ilkay Gundogan is happy to fill the role of unsung hero at Manchester City, with the German playmaker admitting that he allows “others to shine” in a galaxy of stars.

He does, however, tend to steer clear of headline-making exploits, with those heroics being left to those operating alongside him.

Pep Guardiola is fully aware of how important players of that ilk can be, with the Catalan billing Gundogan as one of City’s best-ever signings, but the man himself is prepared to shun the spotlight.

“Someone said to me once I perhaps don’t shine but I allow others to shine, and that’s how I see myself,” Gundogan, who has taken in 177 appearances for City, told the Blues’ official website.

“You cannot just build a team of 11 players playing the same type of football and same type of characters and players.

“In the end, there has to be one harmony – one great picture that fits. That’s always the challenge.

“The most successful teams in history were so successful because they had different players playing in harmony.”

Gundogan has been catching the eye again for City this season, as he keeps things ticking over in the middle of the park, but he believes that his finest form in the Premier League came during a title-winning campaign in 2018-19.

“Maybe I would disagree this is my best run of form because the last few months where we won the league one point ahead of Liverpool, I felt very confident about my personal game,” added a man with 42 international caps to his name.

“That’s a period that still feels really good, not just for myself, but for the team. Maybe with the numbers people think I am better now, but I am honest, numbers are never really important for me in football.

“When I leave the pitch after the final whistle, if I feel I have played as good as I could, when I am happy and proud of what I have done on the pitch, that’s the point I feel comfortable – not if I score one, two goals or whatever.

“You need players who score, but that’s not something I identify with. Obviously, when I am in the region to score goals, I try.”


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2020-21

Sheffield United vs Liverpool Betting...

Liverpool have a prime opportunity to pick up their first Premier League win ...
Fernandes Manchester United 2021

Chelsea vs Manchester United Betting:...

Goalmouth action is likely to be thin on the ground when Chelsea welcome Manc...
Mason Mount Chelsea 2020-21

Chelsea vs Manchester United Betting ...

Thomas Tuchel will be aiming to extend his strong start to life as Chelsea ma...
Lucas Moura Gareth Bale Tottenham 2020-21

Tottenham vs Burnley Betting Tips: La...

Tottenhamare aiming to halt their negativerun of form in the Premier League w...
Youri Tielemans Harvey Barnes Leicester 2020-21

Leicester City vs Arsenal Betting Tip...

Leicester City will be looking to move into second place in the Premier Leagu...

Transfer

Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2020-21

Klopp backs Salah to stay at Liverpoo...

Jurgen Klopp believes Mohamed Salah is fully committed to Liverpool in the lo...
Bruno Fernandes, Man Utd, Premier League 2020-21

Tuchel: We fought hard to sign 'indes...

Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he wanted to sign Bruno Fernandes at PSG befo...
David Alaba Bayern Munich 2020-21 Real Madrid

Kroos not playing agent for Real Madr...

Toni Kroos is not looking to act as an agent for Real Madrid in their reporte...
Ferland Mendy Real Madrid 2020-21

Juventus wanted 'Mbappe of left-backs...

Juventus wanted to sign Ferland Mendy before he joined Real Madrid, the defen...
Lautaro Martinez Inter 2020-21

'Barcelona are in the past' - Lautaro...

Lautaro Martinez is set to sign a new contract at Inter, and says links with ...
image-top-scroll
`