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‘I’m a little pissed off’ – Gundogan rues Germany’s draw

Ilkay Gundogan, Germany
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Ilkay Gundogan admitted seeing Germany surrender their lead to draw 1-1 with Switzerland on Sunday left him ‘a little pissed off’.

Germany fell to a second successive draw in their UEFA Nations League campaign in Switzerland. It left them third in Group A4 on two points behind Ukraine and leaders Spain.

Joachim Low’s side had a decent start against Switzerland, looking more comfortable in possession than their opponents. It didn’t take long either to take control as Gundogan broke the deadlock in the 14th-minute.

But Germany faded in the second-half, opening the door for a Swiss comeback in the form of Silvan Widmer. The FC Basel full-back scored an excellent equalizer just before the hour-mark to settle the tie on a 1-1 draw.

“I’m a little pissed off. We lost balls unnecessarily. It’s very annoying and I’m a little pissed off,” Gundogan told ZDF.

“It was completely up to us. We were in a good starting position, leading 1-0. Then we gave away a bad pass, run into a counter-attack, and then it’s 1-1.”

The German midfielder added: “This is not a process, this is a very simple football game.

If you have the ball up front, you have to keep it up there. Then you have to fight the last 10, 20 minutes and you are lucky to get out with a point.

“I’m dissatisfied, honestly. We should have played through the second half as ice cold. So we’re giving away two points.”