Barcelona’s new signing Ilkay Gundogan says he nonetheless has “quite a bit to show” after he was unveiled on the Catalan membership following his transfer from Manchester Metropolis.
The German midfielder, 32, captained Metropolis to the Treble final season, taking part in a key position with 11 objectives in 51 video games.
He has signed a two-year deal at Barca after becoming a member of on a free switch.
“Though I’m older, I’m ready for the problem and I nonetheless have quite a bit to show,” mentioned Gundogan.
Gundogan was offered at Barcelona’s coaching services on Monday. He’ll now play underneath Xavi – who performed underneath Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola at Barcelona from 2008-2012, successful a Spanish treble in 2009.
“The fashion is similar to what I performed at Metropolis,” Gundogan mentioned.
“Guardiola and Xavi are very comparable. I felt a reference to Xavi from the primary second we talked. Once I spoke to him I knew they [Barcelona] have been heading in the right direction.
“It’s an unimaginable workforce and a chance to have the ability to play in a distinct league and in a distinct nation.
“We are going to attempt to battle for the Champions League title. It’s a accountability to put on this shirt and I’ll attempt to give my finest to win as many titles as potential.”
Gundogan, who frolicked teaching Manchester Metropolis’s Underneath 16s, can also be excited to assist develop Barcelona’s younger midfielders who he described as “unimaginable” and “very gifted” after each Pedri and Gavi gained the Golden Boy award for the very best underneath 21 participant in Europe over the previous two seasons.
He added: “I include extra expertise as a result of my life and my profession haven’t been straightforward and I feel my expertise will help quite a bit.
“They’re a really gifted younger group of gamers who do higher issues than me. If I can provide them a minimum of 1%, I’ll be joyful.”