Acknowledgment Gundogan Fear Fear Can not Strengthen Manchester City Again, Why?
Ilkay Gundogan claimed to have been hit by a high fear, about the shadow will never be able to find his best performance again after the natural worst injury last.
The German international midfielder made his first appearance, as he played as a substitute in City’s 6-0 victory over Watford last weekend. Chances are he will perform from the beginning when The Citizens meet West Brom in the third round of the League Cup on Thursday (21/9) tomorrow.
It will be his first match since suffering an ACL injury late last December. An injury that ruined his slick appearance in the first season in Blue Sky after the migration from Borussia Dortmund.
The 26-year-old also went through most of the 2013-14 season with a back injury, making him fail to take on the German squad that won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Then the nerve damage to his knee he suffered in training session with Dortmund in May 2016, made him also missed the 2016 European Cup title in France.
Gundogan admitted there was a severe psychological pressure from the factor of his long injury. It resulted in him not the same player as before, especially severely injured December 14 last.
“It was a very long wait, and also difficult. That’s why it feels so special to be back. I am very sad to only watch in front of TV or in the stands, ”
“Honestly, you feel like no longer part of this team anymore. You do not go with the team anymore. You do anything by yourself or with a physical doctor, ”
“So of course, that is the worst feeling you can have as a soccer player. So that’s also why it’s so hard to miss for months. ”
“The worst time of course when you suffer an injury or when I know what really happened. When you know there will be six, seven, eight, nine months absent. It’s a very bad feeling. ”
“If I say I’m the same player as I was a year ago, I will lie with it. I mean, through injury, you do not feel the same anymore. You do not feel like you’ve been the strongest man in the world, it never happened to me, ”
“I have two injuries to my knee. And I know what to do to prepare myself in the match and to warm up on the knee, get well soon, ”
“I will do everything I can to recover as soon as possible. It will happen to all injuries! I think I’m ready now! Ready to play, stay confident, stay fit. To enjoy the game. “(Source: Daily Mail)