Ilkay Gundogan said that Manchester City tend to overcomplicate their play during important Champions League matches.
“We were not brave enough in the game and we made a lot of simple mistakes. I have the feeling we are nervous in important Champions League games. We always make the wrong decisions. In these matches we always want to do something special because it means [going through to the] Champions League semi-finals. Sometimes less is more,” said Gundogan.
Gundogan added that the side never recovered from Sergio Aguero’s penalty miss.
“Negative events like Aguero’s penalty miss always set us back far too much. Had we scored from the penalty, we’d have taken Tottenham apart. But instead we withdrew from the game. That must not happen to a big team. That’s why we’re not there yet.”