Pep Guardiola has been an outspoken advocate for keeping his star at Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola has been an outspoken advocate for keeping his star at Manchester City.

Ilkay Gundogan not only led Manchester City to a 3-0 victory over Everton on Sunday, but also prompted manager Pep Guardiola to publicly argue for the German midfielder’s retention.

The 32-year-old, whose contract expires in June, demonstrated his value once again with two outstanding goals at Goodison Park, a week after scoring two goals against Leeds.

Guardiola remarked, “He repeatedly demonstrates his value and quality.” “His commitment to all of us at the club is not limited to scoring goals; he has momentum because against Leeds and again today (Sunday) he was the best player.” “He can do everything.”
Gundogan has been associated to Barcelona in rumors. Nobody knows what will happen; perhaps he will remain. Hopefully,” Guardiola said.

The Spaniard answered, “Yes, I have told them.”

Guardiola stated that his commander is not a particularly vocal leader, but that “everyone listens when he speaks. This is the leadership authority. He demonstrates leadership during each training session. Arriving on time and working around the clock. He is a man who manages pressure extraordinarily well.”

Sunday marked City’s eleventh consecutive victory in their pursuit of a third consecutive Premier League championship. They are unassailable in their pursuit of a third consecutive title. In addition, they are unblemished in 22 games across all competitions.
Guardiola made a beeline for Yerry Mina after the final siren, verbally berating the Everton player for his heated battle with City star Erling Haaland throughout the game.

“Mina? It is irrelevant what he does. Away from the football, it is not necessary for him to perform the same actions every game. And I told him, “You are a skilled enough player to avoid such situations.”

Guardiola did not specify how precisely Mina had crossed the line.

“He’s aware. Ask him. This is neither physical nor mental, said the manager. There are things that he does that are not necessary.

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When asked if he was concerned by another manager approaching his player after the game, Everton manager Sean Dyche responded, “Every manager has his or her own method of operation.” I have no intention of questioning Pep Guardiola. I would not doubt any manager’s ability to conduct business as they see fit.”

Pep Guardiola has been an outspoken advocate for keeping his star at Manchester City.