January 13 Before the upcoming Manchester Derby, Gun Duoan accepted
During the interview, he talked about the current situation of Manchester City. He believes that the team lacks the desire to succeed and has a wrong attitude.
With City knocked out of the Carabao Cup after a 2-0 defeat at Southampton on Wednesday, Gundogan believes there is something missing at City of late and says the side have not shown the desire that has made them so successful in recent years
Gundogan said: “I would definitely agree, it was a lack of attitude, a lack of confidence, a lack of passion. I feel, especially today, but even in the last few weeks we had some games that could have been better.
“Maybe we won games, but I felt like something was missing, something was wrong. Obviously with the quality of our team, we always win games, even if we don’t play our best.”
“But at the moment it feels like there’s a special formula missing in the team – performance, desire, but that desire isn’t what it’s been in recent years. It’s tough, even against teams that are struggling a bit in the Premier League right now, but we know
Southampton were always difficult, always very aggressive and always scoring goals.”
“Unfortunately we made it too easy for them and in the end we need to admit that with the performance we did we deserved to lose. Hopefully this is the right wake up call for us and if it’s good we can accept losing games
“We have to do better, we need to get back to the hard work and be humble because things don’t happen to us automatically.”
Speaking of the derby against Manchester United, Gundogan said: “It could be an opportunity to make things better. Obviously a derby is a derby, it’s a completely different game.”
“Playing at Old Trafford over the past few years is a fond memory, or was, for us, but we also know we’ll probably be up against the best Manchester United we’ve had in recent years.
, they are full of confidence, full of passion.”
“They brought in some players in the summer and it feels like their squad is changing now, so it’s going to be a really tough game. But we need to rise to the challenge and we need to give a lot of better performances, although I’m still concerned about the last game.
Frustrated and disappointed, but I believe we can play a good game and get a good result.”