Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has admitted that winning the Premier League thrice in a row might not be the reality, even though that’s what they initially had hoped for.
After losing to Manchester United, they are 14 points behind Liverpool, who are leading.
“Obviously it’s so far a difficult season for us. There’s already a huge gap in the Premier League between Liverpool and us. We can’t deny that the title race is already over for us, so we have to compete to qualify for the Champions League again next season,” admitted Gundogan.
“That’s disappointing, to be honest. Also, this early in the season to have such a huge gap is something that we’re not really used to.”
Gundogan doesn’t feel that anything is really lacking in the City team, but this could portray the club as not new and updated. He struggles to eliminate confusion about this issue.
“I don’t feel like the dynamic in the group is worse than it was before. I think it’s still similar,” he said.
“Maybe that’s also a problem, that it’s too similar. Maybe there needs to be a change.
“I don’t really know to be honest, I just think that the next weeks will show us and prove to us the right way to go.