UCL champ Ilkay Gundogan reflects on emotional conversation with Pep Guardiola before leaving Man City: “All I could do was to say thank you”

Manchester City finally won their long-awaited Champions trophy and Ilkay Gundogan was a brave warrior for the club. Manchester City fails again and again to kiss and hug the elegant shining trophy.

But God always helps the brave. Citizens never let themselves down and keep fighting hard until they reach the glory. Finally this year their dreams come true. In the 2021 Champions League final they were beaten by their arch-rival Chelsea and fell short from a finger-tip distance.

Gundogan opens up on Relationship with Guardiola

Ilkay Gundogan their unsung legend helped and played a major part to win the treble for the club. This is the first time in history that the club taste such success.  

But behind every success story, there is a mastermind. Here the role of that mastermind is played by Spanish super boss Pep Guardiola. Pep has won many major awards where ever he go in his career.

He didn’t make a team, he made a beautiful little family and Ilaky Gundogan is a part of that beautiful family. That is the reason why the captain get a little bit emotional when he was departing from Etihad.

Gundogan, the German star is leaving the club after spending an amazing 7 years with Manchester. During these 7 years, the player scored 60 goals in all competitions. 

At the time of leaving the club, the player explained his relationship with the club’s present head coach Pep Guardiola. He said Pep is the kind of coach who shows marvellous attention to the tactical part of the game. 

Gundogan also added that he always wanted to prepare a game plan and watch the game pattern, and this is the reason why he likes players with smart and intelligent attitudes.

German star said he is a very nice person and is very easy to talk and deal with, and he gives the required space and I give him this. From next we will see the German midfielder in the jersey of Blaugrana’s.

Is Gundogan going to Barcelona?

A big match player and a master troop of Pep Guardiola is leaving the Etihad. 7 memorable years with Manchester City and 5 out of them with one of the best coaches in the world, finally Gundogan is leaving and going to face the new challenge of Spain.

This year Manchester City’s contract with Ilkay Gundogan ended and the Barcelona used this opportunity to sign the 32-year-old midfielder for free. Barca first fail to sign Messi to their club and later they targeted Gundogan and this turned out to be a successful attempt for them.

Ilkay Gundogan

Barca is looking for an experienced midfielder after the departure of Sergio Busquets and they find the German international as the best alternative. He joined Blaugrana on 2 years contract deal. 

Can Gundogan become a perfect replacement for Busquets at Barca or not? please comment your thought in the comment box.  


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