Manchester City’s new signing Ilkay Gundogan has admitted that he has found watching the Germany national team tough this summer.
The 25-year-old was ruled out of this summer’s tournament after dislocating his knee during training. The injury almost cost him a move to City and he is set to miss the opening weeks of the Premier League season.
Gundogan told the Daily Mail that Germany are the best team in Euro 2016 but it’s not easy to watch them play.
“It’s not so easy to watch them playing and being successful, because I know exactly what the feeling is. It’s really sad I can’t take part in it, like two years ago at the World Cup,” Gundogan stated.
“It is not easy for me but I wish the team the best. I know all the players, all the coaches and that they deserve the best. They are the best team at the Euros and deserve to be in the semi-final. There’s a good chance they could win the cup.
“I’m cheering for them and hope they win but it’s not always easy to watch them playing such successful football from the outside and not being with the team.”
Gundogan provided seven assists and scored three goals in 40 appearances for Borussia Dortmund last season.
Germany have advanced to the semi finals of Euro 2016 after recording a victory over Italy on penalties. Joachim Low’s side take on the hosts France on Thursday evening.