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Ilkay Gundogan: “We can do better but it was not meant to be today.”

German stalwart feels unlucky after Wet Brom clash.

Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Ilkay Gündoğan has asked Manchester City to look forward after being held to a 1-1 draw by a rigid and organised West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium.

The German midfielder has seen the match as unlucky and spoke more.

Let’s see what he said-

“We should have won that game but we can’t change that now,” he reflected. “We can do better but it was not meant to be today.

“We can complain but we cannot change it and must accept it. We have to look forward. We deserved better, we had the chances. I don’t know what to say, it’s disappointing to get one point. We must win these kinds of games.”

“They defend so deep. They do it well and they play with all they have, they fight for every ball.

“It’s not easy to create chances but we did - we just couldn’t score more than one goal.”

“It’s nearly impossible to have just one team that’s on top and dominating anything, especially with the schedule coming up,” he admitted. “All teams in Europe are struggling to win games in a row. But we have responsibilities and we should win these kinds of games, especially at home.

“We are human beings, not machines, we struggle as well. It is not going to get easier in the next few weeks.”

I get where Gundo is coming from, but you can’t drop points against a near relegation side. Especially if you want to contend for a title. We’ll see what happens the rest of this calendar year as it will be very busy.