BASEL – Coach Pep Guardiola put the loftrompet about Ilkay Gundogan after the spacious uitzege of Manchester City at Basel in the eighth finals of the Champions League: 0-4. “Last season we have him due to injury very missed”, was referring to the coach at the scot who twice scored against the champion of Switzerland.
“But it’s not only his goals,” said Guardiola. “He has personality and is fantastic.”
Manchester City scored three times in the first 23 minutes against Basel and then took the gas. More and more people are wondering which team has Manchester City can stop this season. Guardiola, however, wanted not speculate about a season with prizes.
“We live from match to match and try again and again to play. That is not always easy, but that we have now done again. The eighth-final is 180 minutes, but after 90 minutes, we stand there with a 4-0 lead already very good. This is as good as decided.”