Manchester City Midfielder, IIkay Gundogan Wins Premier League Player Of The Month Award For January
Manchester City midfielder, IIKay Gundogan has been awarded player of the month after netting five goals in January as his side went unbeaten last month and took charge of the Premier League title race.
City are leading second placed Manchester United with five points, having a game at hand, went unbeaten in all competitions last month.
The Manchester side have not dropped a point since their 1-1 draw against West Brom in November.
Gundogan has played a major role in City’s title challenge quest scoring five goals in six leagues games to help his side take control of the title race.
The 30-year-old says he wants to end his footballing career at Manchester City.
Gundogan was on the scoresheet in City’s victories over Chelsea, Crystal Place, Aston Villa and West Brom in the month of January.
An honour to be @premierleague Player of the Month. Thanks to everyone who has voted for me ⭐💪🏼 A big thank you to all my teammates – it would have not been possible without your amazing support!💙@ManCity pic.twitter.com/yIXJI9Sgpl
— Ilkay Gündogan (@IlkayGuendogan) February 12, 2021
The Germany International Player has scored nine goals in the Premier League this season, scoring two goals against Liverpool, City defeated the champions 4-1 last Sunday.
When asked by Sky Germany if he could see out his playing career at City, he said:
I must honesty say that I can imagine that happening. The way they work here, not only athletically but also in area around it, is something I have never seen before in my career. I feel like the club is more than just the football itself and it’s just a nice feeling to be a part of this family.
Meanwhile, Manchester City Pep Guardiola also picked up the award for the Manager of the month after table leaders city won their last 10 League games in a row.
He reacted to winning the EA Sports Premier League Player of the Month award, he said:
The highlight of January? I don’t even know. I think it was all the month because we won all the games. It was just the run, you know the feeling that you have inside yourself that you’re so strong at the moment as a team, not just yourself, that’s just an amazing feeling.
I had a feeling a few times in the season where we had 100 points, or the season after where won one point ahead of Liverpool, or when I used to play Borussia Dortmund.
You have that feeling sometimes where you just feel so strong and unbeatable. That was the best moment that went all throughout the month.
Manchester City will welcome Tottenham this Saturday at Etihad stadium and will try to continue their winning run in all competitions.