Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has challenged his teammates to show more consistency this season and return to the heights that saw them reach 100 points.
The Citizens lost nine league games last campaign, ending the season eighteen points behind league winners Liverpool and Gundogan feels that they must drive standards up in order to reclaim their Premier League crown:
“It is impossible to win every game but what you can do is try to learn from your defeats. We have to try to be more consistent in all the games. It is hard to rack up 100 points or 98 points every single year, but if we want to be challenging for all the titles again this season we have to be closer to that sort of standard.”
City get their season underway when they travel to Molineux to face Wolves tomorrow night. One disadvantage they have is that most teams have now played two games due to the extended rest Pep Guardiola’s squad have been given following their Champions League exploits last month.
It means they are already playing catchup on their rivals, but they will certainly have the desire to improve on last year’s performances, which meant they ended the 2019/20 season with just a League Cup trophy to show for it. Gundogan and his team will be chomping at the bit to get their campaign off to a good start tomorrow.