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Barcelona: Gundogan and his memory of City: “Once Pep told me: ‘I wish I could play with 11 players in midfield'”


AndGerman midfielder Ilkay GundoganBarcelona’s new player for the next two seasons, said goodbye Manchester city With great affection I have ensured it ‘Once blue, always blue’.

“I will always carry the city in my heart”confirming in statements to the media of the English club, that he won everything this season, including Premier League and the Champions Leaguewho was wearing a captain’s armband.

This club has made all my dreams come true and I will always be grateful for the opportunity

Gundogan

“This club has made all my dreams come true, and I will always be grateful for the opportunity,” said Gundogan, who insisted on this for him. “It has been an absolute honor and pleasure to be part of Manchester City for the past seven years.”as well as “felt like part of a very special family.”

“I have been fortunate to have experienced many memorable moments in my time here and Being captain of the team in this very special season has been the best experience of my career.”He added the German player who arrived at City July 2016 from Borussia Dortmund And that he won five Premier Leagues, two cups, four League Cups, two Community Shields and the UEFA Champions League.

Gundogan’s emotional farewell to Manchester City

Surrender to Guardiola

In his farewell, he also thanked Spanish coach Pep Guardiola. In fact, it was his first signature when he came to the “Citizen” bench. “Being able to play and learn from him for so long was something I will never forget.”He said.

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“Once he (Pep) said to me: ‘I wish I could play with 11 players in midfield. You can all see the match five paces ahead of it.”also confirms in a farewell letter that it was published in Players Tribune.

One of the hardest calls I’ve ever had to make was to Babe, telling him I was leaving

Gundogan

“One of the hardest calls I’ve ever had to make was to Babe, telling him I was leaving. All I could do was say thank you. Not just for this season, or for all the titles, but for getting me here in the first place. I will never forget when I hurt my knee at the end of the season with Dortmund and had to have an operation, I was so worried that City would back out of the deal for me. but Pep called me on the phone and said, “Don’t worry, it doesn’t change a thing. We want you here.” We will wait for you no matter how long it takes.” Players Tribune.

“I would also like to thank all my team-mates, past and present, who have played such a special part in making my time here so great. Finally, I would like to thank the amazing City fans. They supported me from the moment I arrived, and I owe a lot to all of them for their support.”

City Zidane

in farewell in Players TribuneGundogan recalls other emotional moments. “When I had to break the news to the guys that I was leaving in the group chat, I was so excited.”He says.

The boys found it very funny to call me “Zidane” when I showed a little bit of technique

Gundogan

Gundogan’s first message to Barcelona fans: “I am very happy…”

He also mentions the nickname he had in City. “I think because I’m usually a simple player, the guys found it really funny that they called me ‘Zidane’ when I showed a bit of technique. Whenever I had a good session, Rubén Dias called me ‘Zidane’. And I said, ‘No, no, today I was Pirlo. Tomorrow I will return to Zizou, “he explains.

Messi and Ronaldo are the only comparisons with Haaland for the level he can reach

Gundogan

on HallandV says Players Tribune. “Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect when he came here. You see the goals and all the attention he’s been getting at Dortmund, and you wonder if he’ll fit into the group. But When I got to know him, I was really amazed how someone could be so talented and still have the will to be better every day. He is never satisfied. I feel there are no limits to it. Messi and Ronaldo are the only comparison of the level he can reach.”

It was Barcelona or nothing. Ever since I was a little kid, I dreamed of wearing this T-shirt one day.

Gundogan

When Xavi and I talked about the project, it sounded very natural. I see a lot of similarities between us in the way we look at the game.

Gundogan

Barcelona

About his new team, Gundogan writes Players Tribune: “If I were to transfer, there is only one club in the world that makes sense. It was Barcelona or nothing. Since I was a little kid, I dreamed of wearing that shirt one day. I’m sure I have a few more years at the highest level, and I just want to help Barcelona get back to where they deserve to be. It will be a meeting with my old friend LiwaI am excited to play under another coach whom I have admired for a long time. When Xavi and I talked about the project, it sounded very natural. I see a lot of similarities between us in the way we look at the game.”



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