Gundogan admits Man City were scared after Dortmund’s goal

Wed 14 April 2021 | 23:43

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan admitted the Citizens were scared when Borussia Dortmund opened the scoring early in the game.

Manchester City

came from one goal behind to win

Borussia Dortmund

2-1 on Wednesday and qualified for the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in six years.

The visitors went behind on 15 minutes when Dortmund teenager

Jude Bellingham

scored to give his team an early lead.

But goals from

Riyad Mahrez


Phil Foden

in the second half turned things around as

Pep Guardiola

’s side reached the Champions League semi-finals after six years.

"Today once again we showed character,"

Gundogan told 

BT Sport

"We didn't play well at all in the first 15 minutes, we struggled and we weren't brave enough and were scared to lose something. That was obvious.

"After conceding the first goal we were able to get hold of possession and create chances. Our target was to score the first goal of the second half and get the game back into our hands. That's exactly what we did.

"We know how tough this competition is. In every single game the opponents are so difficult, everyone has quality and this Dortmund team has quality and can beat anyone.

"It was about staying in the game, playing with attitude and personality - especially at this stage of the competition. We proved we were ready to fight for the semi-finals."

source: SportMob