A Manchester City star has praised the “amazing” atmosphere at Celtic Park as he named the Hoops as the team he loves to play against.
German international Ilkay Gundogan played for Pep Guardiola’s men in a 3-3 draw when the Scottish and English champions clashed in front of 60,000 in the east end of Glasgow in 2016.
And the 31-year-old, who has played at most of the continent’s top stadiums during his six years at Man City, 60 caps for Germany and previous spells at Borussia Dortmund, will never forget the experience of Celtic Park.
During a Q&A on Twitter Gundogan, who could face a return to his favourite stadium in this season’s Champions League as both the Manchester and Glasgow giants enter the group stages as league winners as they did six years ago, was asked the team he loved to play against.
He replied: “I really loved the atmosphere against Celtic at Celtic Park in 2016 – that was amazing.”
Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic side were ahead three times in the game through a double from Moussa Dembele and first half strike from Kieran Tierney but City, who still had a 100% win record under Guardiola until this game, thought back with goals from Fernandinho, Sterling and Nolito to snatch the point.
The return leg in Manchester would also end in a draw but it is the Glasgow clash that lives on in Gundogan’s memory.
He previously admitted that the atmosphere on the night “still gives me goosebumps’.