Manchester City has dropped too many points, says Ilkay Gundogan

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Manchester City has dropped too many points, says Ilkay Gundogan

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10/08/2019

Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan feels that the Premier League champions "have definitely dropped too many points" this season. The Cityzens suffered a shock defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium leaving them 8 poinst adrift of league leaders Liverpool in the league table.

The defending champions have now lost two games and drawn one meaning they have dropped 8 points in 8 games. While speaking to BBC, Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan feels that the side has dropped too many points already. Germany international Gundogan joined Manchester City in 2016 from Borussia Dortmund. He was Pep Guardiola’s first signing and has been extremely productive for Citizens ever since. He helped the club win 2017-18 and 2018-19 Premier League. The 28-year-old was also asked if the title race for City is over to which he told that its early season and its difficult to predict.

"We need to fix our situation and drop as few points as possible. It's not that easy to take these things and see your biggest rival win all the time, with things that you can't control. We're the side that have struggled quite a bit more and they have continued better. That's a fact we want to change. It's quite early in the season and there are still a lot of points to play for, but if we want to speak about the Premier League title, we have to hope Liverpool will drop points. That's a fact we can't be happy with and we aren't," said Gundogan.

Manchester City have not been their usual selves and it was seen in their losses against Wolves and Norwich that they lacked something. InjurIes to Leroy Sane, John Stones and Aymeric Laporte has affected the team and their performances. Despite having most of the ball against these teams, the team failed to produce the killer finishing touches. Both the teams were well-shaped against City and played an excellent counter-attacking game. City’s slow defenders found it difficult to react to the counter-attack.   

“But there is nothing else to do but make it better in the next game, which is our target. Watching their [Liverpool's] games and the situation doesn't really help us - we need to fix our situation and drop as few points as possible. We have to play better, the 11 on the pitch, and do much better than we did on Sunday. It's quite early in the season and there are still a lot of points to play for, but if we want to speak about the Premier League title, we have to hope Liverpool will drop points. That's a fact that we can't be happy with and we aren't," concluded the German.

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