Journalist Santi Ovalle claims that Ilkay Gundogan discussed his post-match meltdown after Barcelona’s El Clasico loss to Real Madrid with his teammates yesterday.
The former Manchester City player made it clear that he was merely upset about the loss and that he wasn’t picking on anyone in particular.
The Barcelona players have now resolved the issue in the locker room, even if the incident caused quite a stir in the media.
What actually took place?
The incident stems from Barcelona’s 1-2 home loss to Real Madrid, and in his post-match speech, Gundogan, the team’s scorer, expressed frustration.
Not to come out as disrespectful, but I was in the changing room and while there was disappointment, I would have preferred to see more annoyance and rage. There ought to be more intense emotions. “I didn’t come here to lose matches like these,” he declared.
According to sources, Gundogan spoke with his teammates prior to training on Wednesday. He emphasized that these kind of conversations were typical of his communication style when he was a member of Manchester City.
Consequently, the group has worked together to address any issues around the situation.
Take comments with a grain of salt.
To be fair, there was no clear cause for the incident to go viral in the media, and the only fallout from it has been unfounded rumors.
Many interpretations have been made of Gundogan’s remarks; some even speculate that he might not be content in Barcelona after all. But nothing could be further from the truth than this.
The football player, as previously reported, is really content with the decision he made during the summer transfer window, and even his spouse has acknowledged how much they like their life.
She wrote on Instagram, “We are really happy and have had so much support from the club and the staff.”