Ilkay Gündogan would welcome a transfer from Borussia Dortmund’s goalkeeper Erling Haaland to Manchester City.
“Meanwhile, we did not play for so long with real impacters, because I can not tell if such a game type fits,” said the former BVB professional at the press conference of the German football national team before the international match against Israel on Saturday addressed whether the classic nineer would fit the playing style of the Sky Blues under Pep Guardiola.
Gundogan supplemented: “But Erling is a player who fits his qualities in every team of the world.”
Gündogan Employer ManCity has recently been considered a top favorite to the commitment of Haalands. The BVB may leave the 21-year-old Norwegian due to an exit clause this summer despite his up to 2024 contract.
World Cup from Italy’s “very surprising”
Gündogan also commented on the PK for a surprising World Cup for Italy for Italy in the playoff qualification against Nordmasedonia, against which the DFB team in the past gained suffering experiences.
“Of course, we knew how uncomfortable you can be. They also beat us home,” said the midfielder. “Accordingly, we knew that this was a pretty unpleasant and aggressive team against which is played there. But you could not expect the result, accordingly, it was very surprising for us.”
On Thursday evening, European champion Italy had failed by a 0: 1 against the Krassen Outsider Nordmasedonia in the quality playoffs and missed the World Cup as in 2018.
Warning in front of the Underdogs
The German team was still lost under national coach Joachim Löw nearly a year in the World Cup qualification with 1: 2 at home against Nordmasedonia.
“This shows that the level is becoming more and higher. Also from the teams who are supposedly underdogs,” said Gündogan, “that they are always unpleasant to play and that it is getting harder even in qualifications and tournaments themselves.”