Although Ilkay Gundogan has been playing impressively, he prefers to avoid the spotlight and focus on collective success.
has been starring forManchester City
in a more advanced role this season and prefers to remains a reluctant hero as he has claimed that he would be happy to “go in goal or play left-back or right-back” if Pep Guardiola required a positional tweak to aid the collective cause.
“If I have to, I am ready,”
he said when he was quizzed bySky Sports
on whether he could operate as a striker in a City system that often favors a false nine.
“It does not matter where my manager wants me to play. If I have to go in goal or play left-back or right-back, I will try to do my best, I will try to see what is demanded, what the manager expects from me, and try to do the best possible job.”
Although Gundogan will never be asked to fill in between the sticks, rest and rotation will be crucial from this stage as City are chasing down four pieces of silverware, which are Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, and Champion League crowns, this season.