Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan has commented that because of top managers Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, the football world has been taken to a new level.
And we don’t disagree.
“Both are amazing managers, there is no doubt about that,” he explained.
“If you are a great manager, you have to have a great personality. This is something they definitely have in common.
“When it comes to the game they both focus on different things.
“Pep is maybe more about positions, dominating the ball, while Jurgen is maybe more like winning the ball and trying to score goals as quick as possible with high intensity.
“I just think they are great human beings and the football world should be grateful that we have these two personalities.”
Gundogan definitely feels lucky to have worked with both managers – both world-class and at the top now.
“I feel privileged to have worked with Jurgen but also to be with Pep now,” he added.
“It was such an amazing time with Klopp at Dortmund and such a successful time as well, I learnt so much from him.
“It is still also such a great time here at Manchester City with Pep. I appreciate every training session, every moment that I can enjoy the game.
“I am grateful and thankful for both, because they taught me so much.”