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Ilkay Gundogan Hails Manchester City Squad Depth and more

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Ilkay Gundogan is happy at Manchester City. Mr. Whippy, as he’s been affectionately called all season, netted his 16th goal for City. The German star spoke after the tough Everton match and touched on the team’s depth and much more.

Let’s dive in-

“I think the next target is too come back healthy and in the best shape from the international break because everyone is struggling,” he said.

“It is not going to be easy, and we then have a big game against Leicester next.”

“I just tried to be there waiting for the rebound and the timing was perfect,” he said.

“I was a bit scared when that I would hit the ball over the bar so thank god it went in!”

“I am enjoying it of course, but everyone does,” he said. “Everyone puts in the hard work and we knew it was not given so we needed to make the right effort.

“These kind of games are very tough so we knew it would be a struggle, but we overcame and did really well.”

“I think we struggled to find the right spaces in the first half,” he said.

“We were not all together in the right positions and Everton defended really well, really aggressive and they are a great team.”

“Sometimes we do not get to play the best football or the most attractive football but it’s about finding the right moments, being patient.

“There will be a few more games like this so it is good practice from this one.”

“It’s very important,” he told mancity.com.

“We know that we have players on the bench every single game that can possibly make the difference, if we need it. Today was the is kind of game.

“When I scored, he (De Bruyne) had a great dribble and then Aymeric [Laporte] was able to shoot. He scored the second.

“In the biggest teams, they win like that, having players on the bench contributing in important moments. That’s what you need when you want to win.

“We are happy to have a great squad, to have a deep squad.”

What a win and team this is. Gundogan is right, to win titles will take everyone, but I think they know that.

Now, an international break for some to rest and for fans hope there is no injuries.