Having lost the 2019/20 title to Liverpool, Ilkay Gundogan believes that Manchester City need to try and win every possible game in order to win the Premier League again. The Cityzens finished eighteen points behind the Reds last season with them losing nine Premier League games along the way.
Few expected Liverpool to win the 2019/20 season as many instead believed that Manchester City would complete the three-peat for the first time in their history. However, it wasn’t to be for the Cityzens with the Reds storming to the Premier League title as they finished with an eighteen point lead over their bitter rivals. Not only that, but City lost the most games that Pep Guardiola has ever lost in his managerial career with them left behind by Liverpool’s surge for the title.
However, with the new season now off and running, it has many concerned for Manchester City despite their influx of new players. That was reiterated by Ilkay Gundogan although he admitted that the Cityzens need to target a 100 plus point season in order to walk away with the league title. He further added that winning every game is “impossible” but that is the level that the club need to target for the 2020/21 season.
“Last season we scored the most goals and Ederson got the Golden Glove for most clean sheets, but we still need to improve because we lost too many games. Some games we would win comfortably, then in others we would make a mistake or not finish our chances and lose. It is impossible to win every game but what you can do is try to learn from your defeats,” Gundogan said reported the Guardian.
“We have to try to be more consistent in all the games. It is hard to rack up 100 points or 98 points every single year, but if we want to be challenging for all the titles again this season we have to be closer to that sort of standard. We shouldn’t be looking to completely change the way we do things, because we have a certain way of playing that has worked well for us in the past, but there are small things we can improve on if we want a better season than last year.”