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Gündogan reaffirms Barça's goal in the Champions League and surrenders to Xavi

Published:19/09/2023 - 13:04h

Updated:19/09/2023 - 17:22h

The Barça midfielder, Ilkay Gündogan, has offered some statements in which he spoke, among many things, about what he expects from the team in this edition of the Champions League

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Ilkay Gündogan, midfield player of the FC Barcelona and one of the captains of the selection of Germany, has appeared in an interview in which it spoke, between a lot of things, of what expects of the first team in this Champions League. Besides, also 'I wet' on the management of Xavi Hernández and the period 'golden' of the club with the arrival of Ronaldinho and Leo Messi.

The work of Xavi and the Champions

It began his intervention elogiando the work of the trainer and the style of game of all the group. "When I see him speak before and during the parties, there are a lot of things that resemble the form in that I see them or to the form in that it was used to to do it with Pep in the City. It carried seven years here and obviously compare things. This season are playing good football. I am impressed by the work of Xavi", affirmed the Teutonic.

On the same line, it stood out the titles of the past season and his aim for this course. "In spite of all the difficulties that crosses the club, win the League and the Supercopa was a big success. And I think that the main merit is of the trainer. It would like me go back to win the Champions, but know that the reality in the Barcelona is another, are building. Have a very young team, but with a lot of potential and quality", sentenced Gündogan.

The golden age of the Barça

Finally, it remembered the golden age of the Barça. "For me like midfield player was impossible to not to concern me by the team in which they played Xavi, Iniesta and Busquets. His form to play, how moved in the field. It loved me the era of Ronaldinho and the one of Messi. There are two types of players. The one who changes the game, marks goals, took and does special things in the field. Afterwards they are those that do not shine a lot to individual level, that seem invisible. But if questions to the rest of your mates, even to the most stood out, will say you that this category of players is the most important: those that do the easiest things for all, those that improve to his mates, as Busquets, for example", concluded.

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