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Ilkay Gundogan on return to football: “I simply felt fantastic to be finally back”

The Manchester City midfielder played for the first time since a serious knee injury last December

Ilkay Gundogan made his return to football in Manchester City’s friendly against Girona on Tuesday night in Catalonia. The German missed exactly eight months after suffering a serious knee injury against Watford last December, and has been working hard on his recovery.

Gundogan played about 20 minutes, and he’s clearly very happy to be on the pitch again. The German will most likely have to wait a few more weeks to play competitive matches for City, but the good news is that he’s no longer injured.

Welcome back, Ilkay!