Ilkay Gundogan admits he may see out his profession at Manchester Metropolis as he ‘seems like a part of the household’ with German relishing newfound freedom in assault this season entrusted by Pep Guardiola
- Ilkay Gundogan scored brace in Manchester Metropolis’s 3-0 win over Tottenham
- The German midfielder has now netted 12 occasions within the league this season
- The 30-year-old claims he may end his enjoying profession on the Etihad Stadium
- Gundogan has netted ten occasions in Man Metropolis’s ten most up-to-date league video games
Ilkay Gundogan reveals he may keep at Manchester City for the remainder of his profession because the German midfielder’s objectives look set to information his facet to the Premier League title.
The 30-year-old netted twice in opposition to Tottenham on Saturday night to take his top-flight objective tally to 11 for the season, whereas Gundogan additionally gained a penalty for Pep Guardiola’s facet early within the half which Rodri transformed.
With the midfielder popping up with ten objectives in his final ten video games for Metropolis, the membership now have a seven-point lead over Manchester United and Leicester City behind them having performed a recreation lower than their rivals.
Ilkay Gundogan admits he may keep at Manchester Metropolis for the remainder of his enjoying profession
The German scored a brace in opposition to Tottenham to take his league objective tally to 11 this season
Gundogan – who was named because the Premier League’s Participant of the Month for January – has branded Metropolis as a ‘household’ for him and admits he has by no means felt so welcome at a membership throughout his profession.
When requested if he may finish his profession at Metropolis, Gundogan instructed Sky Sports activities Germany: ‘I have to truthfully say that I can think about that occuring.
‘The way in which they work right here, not solely athletically but additionally in all areas round it, is one thing I’ve by no means seen earlier than in my profession.
‘I really feel just like the membership is extra than simply the soccer itself and it is only a good feeling to be part of this household.’
Gundogan seems like he’s in a household at Metropolis and has by no means felt this earlier than in his profession
Gundogan was rumoured to be leaving Manchester Metropolis in the summertime of 2019 as there was uncertainty over him signing an extension to his earlier deal on the membership which resulted in 2020.
However the German signed a brand new deal initially of final season which can see him stay on the Etihad Stadium till 2023.
Gundogan claims his Metropolis profession has included some constructive and adverse intervals since his arrival in 2016 from Borussia Dortmund and divulges he’s having fun with his new attacking function.
Gundogan (left) almost left Metropolis final summer time however signed a brand new contract till 2023
The midfielder added: ‘I believe that in my profession I’ve had phases previously the place I used to be enjoying simply as nicely. The way in which I performed soccer.
‘In fact, what’s added this season are the objectives. The numbers are a lot better, that is why it stands out much more for the time being.
‘However that is additionally as a result of I play a extra attacking function. I’ve extra freedom on the subject of attacking the opposing objective.
The 30-year-old (left) says he’s having fun with his new attacking function underneath Pep Guardiola this time period
‘But additionally the arduous work I do. I attempt to do all the pieces in addition to attainable and take the very best care of myself.’
Gundogan limped out of Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham with a suspected groin harm and is a doubt for Metropolis’s new few fixtures.
Guardiola’s facet go to Everton on Wednesday evening earlier than taking over Arsenal on the Emirates Stadium, forward of their Champions League first-leg tie with Borussia Monchengladbach the next week.