Ilkay Gundogan is enjoying the best season of his career.
The German midfielder has been a key player in City’s 22-match winning streak which helped them move 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Gundogan has scored 13 times for the Cityzens this season and he could be a contender for Premier Player of the Year according to many pundits.
Gundogan told CBS Sports. “To be honest, I’m not enjoying (the attention) too much.
“It’s nice to be recognised, to see people talk mostly in a good way about you, but of course I know how quickly that can turn around. It can get lost or you can get criticised if you don’t score for a couple of games.
“I take it as it is. I think I’m doing really well in terms of judging myself so even when there are games that I score two goals but I don’t play really well, I’m not satisfied. Of course there are many games where I don’t score and feel like I played really well.
“Sometimes I even think it’s better for me to not be in the focus because I feel like, when people in our culture and our religion have an eye on you, it’s not always as good as it sounds.
“I’m quite realistic in terms of knowing when I’m doing well and knowing also when I’m not doing well. I know which qualities the players have that are playing for us so I don’t try to do stuff that I’m not able to. I know how to help the team in the best possible way and that’s what I’m trying to do in every single game.”