Gündogan says Man City need 100 points for title challenge


German central midfielder Ilkay Gundogan believes Manchester City need to reach 100 points and be consistent if they are going to challenge for the Premier League title this campaign.

Man City set a Premier League record as they racked up 100 points in the 2017/18 season and dropped by two points in the 2018/19 campaign and still clinched the title, beating Liverpool by just a single point.

Pep Guardiola’s men struggled to match those high standards last season as they finished on 81 points, 18 behind champions, Liverpool. Gundogan says 100 points will make City serious contenders for the title.

“Last season we scored the most goals and Ederson got the Golden Glove for most clean sheets, but we still need to improve because we lost too many games,” Gundogan told British media.

“It is impossible to win every game but what you can do is try to learn from your defeats. It is hard to rack up 100 points or 98 every single year, but if we want to be challenging for all the titles again we have to be closer to that standard.”

“We shouldn’t be looking to completely change the way we do things, because we have a certain way of playing that has worked well for us in the past, but there are small things we can improve on if we want a better season than last year,” concluded the 29-year-old midfielder.

City will start their Premier League campaign on Monday night with an away fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium, 21:00.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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