Gundogan blames Man City teammates for Spurs defeat

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 11/04/2019

Ilkay Gündoğan blamed his Manchester City teammates for the defeat against Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men won the first leg of the encounter at the White Hart Lane via a lone from Son Heung-Min as the Pep Guardiola hope to win the Quadruple this season looks uncertain.

Gundogan on German TV is quoted by The Sun: "We were not brave enough in our build-up play, and we made a lot of basic errors.

"I have the feeling that our nerves are on edge in important Champions League games.

"We always make the wrong decisions.

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"In these matches, we always want to do something special, as it is a Champions League quarter-final.

"But sometimes less is more.

"We broke down after we missed our penalty. Negative events like that always set us back far too much.

"Had we scored from the penalty we'd have torn Tottenham to pieces.

"But instead we withdrew from the game. That is something a great team cannot do.

"And it showed that we cannot yet describe ourselves as a great team."

Manchester City still has two more ties with Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League and in the Premier League respectively.