Ilkay Gundogan admits Manchester Metropolis should sharpen up as they concentrate on Champions League glory.© AFP
Ilkay Gundogan admits Manchester Metropolis should sharpen up as they concentrate on Champions League glory after their FA Cup exit. Metropolis suffered a shock semi-final defeat towards Arsenal on Saturday as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double sealed a 2-0 win at Wembley. With two Premier League video games remaining and Metropolis assured of second place behind champions Liverpool, Pep Guardiola’s group will flip their consideration to Europe.
A 2-1 first leg win towards Actual Madrid provides Metropolis an opportunity of creating the quarter-finals, with the second leg of their last-16 tie going down on the Etihad Stadium on August 7.
However Metropolis have been sluggish towards Arsenal — days after a lacklustre win towards Bournemouth — and German midfielder Gundogan is aware of enhancements should be made if they’re to win the Champions League for the primary time.
“We’ve got two extra league video games to play after which we have now an enormous sport towards Madrid,” Gundogan instructed Metropolis’s web site.
“We must always positively enhance as a result of the way in which we performed (Saturday) will not be sufficient to enter the following spherical of the Champions League.
“We’ve got to enhance fairly rapidly as a result of we do not have a lot time. We have to attempt to do our greatest.”
Gundogan additionally admitted the way in which Arsenal outfought Metropolis within the first half advised Mikel Arteta’s aspect performed with extra want than the holders.
“I believe the power we had beginning the second half was precisely what we wanted at first of the sport,” he added.
“Generally one very unhealthy half is sufficient to lose the sport and it regarded like Arsenal needed it extra to go to the ultimate which was probably the most irritating half.”
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