He can do everything and he does it well – Pep Guardiola hails intelligent and clever Man City star

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City captain Ilkay Gundogan ‘can do everything’ on a football pitch.

The German international marked his 300th City appearance with two goals and an assist in the 3-0 victory over Everton on Sunday.

Guardiola said: “Ilkay shows again and again the quality, his importance and his commitment to all of us and the Club.

“Not just scoring goals, but he has his momentum because against Leeds he was the player and today again. He can do everything and he does it well.”

“He doesn’t talk much. But when he does, everyone listens,” Guardiola added.

“This is the power of the leader.

“He’s shown it in every training sessions, arriving on time, living his job 24 hours and plays like he’s playing.

“He’s a guy close to the box with an incredible sense of goal and can do it as a holding midfielder defensively without a problem. He proved it years ago when Fernandinho was injured and he played a lot of times in that position.

“I remember against Burnley with the long balls it looks like you need a physical holding midfielder but he’s so intelligent and clever and handles the pressure really well.”