Manchester City fans have criticised midfielder Ilkay Gundogan after his poor showing against Liverpool in the Community Shield.
The Premier League champions won on penalties at Wembley after a 1-1 draw at the national stadium on Sunday.
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Gundogan scored City’s first penalty as they lifted the first silverware of the season but he endured a rocky start to his performance after being introduced as a substitute by manager Pep Guardiola.
The Germany international touched the ball a total of 23 times, per WhoScored, and did not make a tackle nor win an aerial duel, while he made just 16 successful passes.
And fans were less than impressed with the 28-year-old’s showing prior to the shootout, despite City’s victory and his goal from the spot, with many feeling that he is not quite up to speed ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
Indeed, City face West Ham United in the first game of their Premier League season this weekend.
Take a look at the best of the reaction below!
— D A N N Y (@D4NNY_F0X) August 4, 2019
Gündogan has been really poor since he’s been on! ?
— JσrdanBrσwn (@Browny_MCFC91) August 4, 2019
Gundogan tried everything to give the trophy to klopp #LIVMCI
— Team Sergio Aguero (@TeamAguero10) August 4, 2019
right i hope gundogan got that bad performance out of his system
— ً (@fluidcity) August 4, 2019
Gundogan ?was so poor coming on. Zinchenko ? is a liability. De Bruyne ? not up to fitness (pretty poor in the second half). Sane’s ? form was so good and could have asserted more dominance during the first half with him. Bravo ?. Rodri ?. Bernardo ?. Stones ?.
— Iz (@_1saaccc_) August 4, 2019
Have everyone seen the negative impact of Gundogan? we lived that horror movie before
— mustafa (@mustaf2a) August 4, 2019
Debrunye not in mid season form. Bravo excellent. Rodri solid. Gundogan a total disaster. Again.
— Mike Bara? (@MikeBara9) August 4, 2019
I swear this Gundogan is so lazy
— Russell (@svlpreme) August 4, 2019