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Ilkay Gundogan responds to Mikel Arteta’s claim about him

Ilkay Gundogan responds to Mikel Arteta's claim about him

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Ilkay Gundogan has responded to Mikel Arteta’s quote about him, which suggests that the Manchester City star doesn’t shine but allows others to shine.

City are set to face PSG in the Champions League rematch on Wednesday night.

And ahead of the match Gundogan spoke to L’Equipe, and one of the questions put to him was something Arteta had previously said about the player.

Arsenal boss Arteta worked with the midfielder atCity, and, after Gundogan had insisted personal statistics and achievements mean little to him L’Equipe put the following across:

‘Your words recall what Mikel Arteta used to say about you: “Maybe he doesn’t shine, but he allows others to shine.”‘

To that, Gundogan, clearly happy with the words of the Arsenal manager, responded:

“I really like this quote, I often use it to describe my game. It’s important to have a clear idea of how you can help your teammates or not. I have never been selfish and never will be.”

The newspaper then asked the player if he feels there’s sometimes too much focus on those who get the best figures for goals and assists, and the Manchester City man agreed:

“Often we focus too much on the players who finish the actions, not on those who initiated them, on those who lay the foundations of the game.”

Source – Sports Witness

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