Football NewsIlkay Gundogan was mad at not starting Man City’s last game against Aston Villa
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Ilkay Gundogan scored two late goals to help land the title after being initially overlooked for a crunchy decider against Aston Villa.


What did Ilkay Gundogan say?

The German player admits he was pissed about not starting Man City’s final game against Aston Villa before his heroism helped them land the title. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola left Ilkay Gundogan on the bench for the last match of the season with the Citizens needing a win to ensure they beat the Reds to the title by one point. Stretching 2-0 with 14 minutes remaining, it looked like they were about to wreck their chance to land their fourth title in five years, until Ilkay scored twice and another from Rodri secured an unforgettable turn.

At the premiere of the documentary, the German midfielder said they are all competitive, they all want to play and he remembers the week before he didn’t start the West Ham game so he was quite confident in the start and then the moment he found out that does not start, he was a little upset and angry. Gundogan still tried to be focused and supportive of the guys who were starting out, and he thinks he put some of that frustration into the game.

According to Ilkay Gundogan it didn’t start so well when he got up like they were at 10 seconds and they conceded the second goal and then to be honest as a professional footballer they always try to do their best, to do the simple things. Ilkay Gundogan says that they scored the first goal and luckily what happened, then they scored three goals in ten minutes. It all happened so fast, it’s still hard for him to analyze how it all happened so fast.


A little about the topic

Man City begin their title defense on August 7 at West Ham with new signings Julian Alvarez, Kalvin Phillips and Erling Haaland added to the squad. However, they have also lost senior players Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling, and the John Stones defender says they will be missed. The England international said he is always confident they can be successful. Whoever came in, they were always great from the start.

It’s sad to see people retire or want a new challenge and it’s hard because they have so many good friends and good memories on the field but they won’t forget them. According to the Englishman, they kind of don’t want it to end, they want those memories, but that’s football, there are always new people coming in and it’s an honor for the back staff and the people involved in the recruitment that the character is right for the players who came so good to the team.