Players published an excellent open letter on “Gamers Forum”
Ilkay Gündogan Yes Manchester City Eager to relieve it the first Champions League.The German international team is counting on one Extensive and magnificent open letter on the player forum His experience in the UEFA Champions League, as well as his many professional experiences in the football world and life. Sensitive and first-person comments on the profession of football players.
For him, what is the Champions League: “I just want to say at the beginning my love for the Champions League. When I said that the Champions League night in the early 2000s was very special, especially for me who came from an immigrant family like me. My parents in Turkey were in Gai. Elsenkirchen grew up and my family stopped what they did every time the Turkish team played in Europe. I will never forget when Galatasaray won the UEFA Cup in 2000.”
He lost the Champions League final: “I had one of my best seasons and even scored in the final. This will add to the cake… but we lost 2-1. That final still bothers me.”
Feeling like a football player: “I’ve always felt lonely throughout my career. I’ve always been like this since I left home at the age of 18. As a football player, I think this feeling is inevitable. Obviously, I can’t complain. We are rich and famous. We It can be done. What we love, I would never want to be different.”
His first big setback when he was eight: “I just realized the dream of all the children in Gelsenkirchen: I have a place in Schalke 04 school. But then my ankle started to have problems. I went to see the doctor and he told me to stop playing for six months. I A special socks have to be worn for the ankles, which means I only wear a pair of small shoes and a pair of big shoes. I can’t even walk. When the season ended, Schalke let me go.
school: “I still have nightmares about school. I’m not kidding. I can wake up in a cold sweat and think about old exams. My parents grew up in Turkey, and in Turkish culture, people have great respect for the elderly. Neither of us Respect me. My parents have finished their studies. My mother is a restaurant chef and my father is a truck driver for a beer company. They have never been educated for a high-paying job, so when my brother and I started school, they wanted to make sure we make the most of it. Got it.”
Racism when renting an apartment: “When I arrived in Dortmund, I thought I was ready for everything. I was wrong. I will never forget what happened. I was looking for an apartment in the city and I heard those people talking about me. They said:’There is you Did you see his name? Gündogan. It’s Turkish. Do you really think he can afford it? “Once I told them I was a football player, his tone changed completely. Oh, sir, please come in and have a look. These people are immigrants themselves! It’s sad…”.
As Turkish German: “I told people that I was surprised by my level of German. I said,’Well, I grew up in Germany. If I don’t speak this language, it would be a shame. “The opposite is also true. My parents are Turkish. I also consider myself a Turk. But some Turks said: “Oh, are you a Turk?”. I belong to these two countries, but sometimes I feel like I’m caught by them. They said that I am not entirely German. They said that I am not entirely Turkish. then what do I do? “
Klopp’s biggest anger: “I used to annoy more than Ergen Klopp. We have a rule that if you feel unwell before training, you should report it to the team doctor. This way we can avoid injury and Jurgen will know that you may not be able to get my leg tomorrow. The tendons are painful. I told the doctor: “Don’t worry, I can train. This is not a problem, “but he warned Klopp.” Why don’t you text us? You know the rules,” he said. I told him I was fine, but do you know when he opened his eyes and gritted his teeth? He gave me such an expression and yelled, “What do you want to do!” “I just care about you. And I don’t want you to hurt yourself.”