Past ECL ache no longer using City: Gundogan
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan insists final season's disheartening Champions League exit will no longer provide an additional provide of motivation this year.
The Premier League leaders resume their most modern converse of affairs in Europe's elite competition as they face Borussia Monchengladbach in the first leg of their final-16 tie in Budapest on Wednesday.
City placed themselves among the many favourites as they eliminated Precise Madrid on the identical stage final year, excellent to inch out in disappointing trend to Lyon in a one-legged quarter-closing.
"It is not any longer one thing that is forgotten, to be upright, however it is some distance not one thing that offers us any additional motivation," Gundogan mentioned.
"It is a new year, a new option, a new likelihood and a new converse of affairs. We pleasing strive and invent our simplest, as we did in the previous.
"We didn't invent less in the previous, we pleasing made errors ... Our motivation is there, because it became in the previous, and we pleasing strive and invent our simplest."
City are 10 substances clear on the live of the Premier League and soundless interested by two home cup competitions, moreover to the Champions League.
Gundogan, nonetheless, isn't any longer challenging quadruple discuss.
"It is miles nothing that I even fetch thought of except you pleasing mentioned it and will no longer be thinking (it) in (the) next few weeks," he told a pre-match press convention.
"If it occurs I will employ it however it is some distance not one thing I take into yarn."
Supervisor Pep Guardiola moreover denied the Lyon consequence became a huge part in his planning for the sport.
"We carried out better than Lyon. We misplaced however we carried out better. We're going to strive and play better this time and bewitch the sport," he mentioned.
"We're going to play this fancy now we fetch carried out the final games this season, in all competitions - nothing particular.
"We're going to strive and bewitch, to receive a factual consequence after which afterwards we're going to take into yarn West Ham on Saturday.
"Right here is the appropriate target. It is miles the identical process as I've mentioned to the avid gamers for a truly long time."