Manchester City midfielder and Germany international Ilkay Gündogan has given an extensive interview to Kicker/DAZN, discussing the differences between atmosphere in Germany and England, his future and the German national team.
On comparisons between atmosphere in Germany and England.. “I played in Dortmund for years and can say that it is the best stadium in Europe. There is this ultra scene where you always have a curve, where tens of thousands of people jump and scream. That gives the game a certain scent.
“[In England], it’s opera-like quiet. There are far fewer negative reactions in English stadiums. I have rarely heard the whistling of my own team. You see this relatively often in Germany. I have the feeling that the people in England are a little more relaxed.”
On his footballing future.. “Honestly only Spain or Italy, this would be suitable for me. I see the Italian league on the rise.
On the Germany national team.. “I have the feeling that everyone is now very happy to be back in the national team. That was sometimes a bit different in the past, when the pressure was higher and there were other constellations. You can tell that the fun is back, that’s a very good basis for a successful collaboration.”