Ilkay Gundogan: “Pep first showed Haaland that he was quite mad, then me”


Ilkay Gundogan scored two goals and missed a penalty against Leeds. After the game, Pep Guardiola looked really angry with Ilkay’s and Haaland’s penalty-taking decision.

“I am glad, especially about scoring first, which was essential. Leeds made it difficult, then defended really well. The way we approached the game was really good, created a lot, and the only negative is that we didn’t score the third one.”

“I asked Erling Haaland a couple of times, ‘Are you sure?’ The disappointment of failing to score a penalty is a bit higher than scoring two goals and winning the game. Okay.”

“Pep first showed Haaland that he was quite mad about that, then he came at me. It is what it is at the end.”

Man City coach Pep Guardiola also made some comments:

“Who knows if Haaland takes the penalty and misses? What happens if Riyad Mahrez takes it and misses? What happens if Ilkay takes it and scores? If it’s 2-0, the taker is Erling or Riyad.

They have to take it, no one else.” “The game is not over. It shows how nice and generous Haaland is. If it’s 4-0 with 10 minutes left, okay. But at 2-0? Erling is the best penalty taker right now, so.

Despite everything, Ilkay’s great game and a penalty miss, the club knows that I want to work with him in the future.”

The Next match is against Real Madrid, on 9th May.

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