Ilkay Gundogan spoke to the press ahead of the Lyon quarter final clash. He spoke about his run with Dortmund, City’s luck or lack there of and much more.
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“For me personally the Champions League has always been something very special,” he said ahead of City’s quarter-final against Olympique Lyonnais.
“I’ve already played a final in 2013, but I lost with Dortmund in the last minute. I still think about that season very often and I will give my very best to repeat reaching the final again.
“But you also need a bit of luck for it - that luck what we didn’t have last season against Spurs, for example.”
“Lyon will be highly motivated,” added the 29-year-old.
“It is a huge chance for them to reach the semi-finals in just 90 minutes. They have nothing to lose.
“It doesn’t matter to us that everybody is saying we are the big favourite - Juventus was the big favourite too, but Lyon showed what they are capable of in two games.
“I’m not already thinking about a possible semi-final yet and it is really not possible to say what will happen in the other games as well.
“We’re feeling very focused as there is absolutely no distraction here in Lisbon - and it is only the Champions League tournament left - no Premier League or anything else.”
Ilkay is right about Lyon. The game will be massive for City’s reputation.
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