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The "no" to Guardiola, Bernardo Silva, the role with Xavi... Gündogan was sincere in his presentatio

Published:17/07/2023 - 15:44h

Updated:17/07/2023 - 19:29h

The FC Barcelona presented officially to Ilkay Gündogan and the German did not want to remain short in all the explanations that could give on what means his arrival to the team culé and also his goodbye to the Manchester City

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Ilkay Gündogan Seems to have clear what represents to arrive to the FC Barcelona 2023/24 and be forced to surrender in a big level almost immediately. The Catalan team wants to return to the highest and the own footballer of 32 years like this recognised it during his presentation. Also in the act that saw him dress of Barcelona for the first time wanted to leave other clear points.

"Individually, there is not long to adapt and the challenge is to do it the before possible, have the qualities for this. It is a process in which they take part a lot of factors", highlighted the mediocampista. Of equal way wanted to ensure that "collectively, all what can equalise or surpass of the past year, does not have discussion. Go as far as possible in the Champions. It will be hard, but the challenges always are very received. We are prepared for this", explained.

Gündogan Will be able to adapt to distinct functions

From there it wanted to go forward on his possible role in the Barça of Xavi, which has remained without his mediocentro headline and already during the previous course adopted a new system with four mediocampistas, something that already knows of his previous club. "The game is similar to the of the City of Pep. Can adapt me to different roles. It has not asked me a specific position, Xavi. I am prepared to play where need me. I am prepared to play more defensivamente or more ofensivamente. I will interpret the role that the trainer need", revealed the international German.

The "no" to Guardiola that finished to close his signing with the Barça

In his first press conference like player of the Barça, Gündogan also was consulted on his decision of not renewing with the City, ensuring that the own Guardiola "there was not a lot of that could do" in this regard. "I have been during seven years, know us to perfection (With Pep), almost without speaking us. At the end, it went a combination of what achieved in the City, of what can win in the Barça, that they love me the challenges and convinced me the project. I am hambriento to improve here and to follow winning", commented the new footballer culé.

Detailing on how gestó his decision and how did it to him know to Guardiola, the mediocampista indicated that "it was by telephone, during the holidays", aimed. "It was the first in having the information by me, directly. I explained it to him all and expressed him very appreciate to him and to the club. I think that also it is happy that it avenges to this club that so much wants to. I wish me the best, is a big fan of the Barça. It said me that, when it need something, that call him, councils or what need", ensured.

A meeting that could benefit a lot to Xavi

Finally the champion of Europe could not escape on the question of Bernardo Silva, the one who keeps on being an aim of market of the Barça. "It is an incredible player. Has agreement with the Manchester City, the rest is not in my hands. It loves me play with him, has the qualities to be top. Whatever happens, I wish him the best", explained of a calm way Gündogan.

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