5 more matches until the end of the Premier League season. How do you feel
about it and what’s still in for Manchester City?
You say it is only 5
matches, but a lot can happen in these games. We will work hard to finish as well
have scored 20 goals this season despite various injuries. Do you feel you have
still room to improve, what can you do in an injury-free season?
Yes, I think there is
still some scope to improve, especially when not having to cope with more
set-backs through injuries. I have now been healthy for a while and I enjoy
playing with the team just as much as I did on my first day at City 4 years ago.
The atmosphere is good and I love scoring goals, so I am confident there are
many more to come.
the Premier League comes to an end this season, you will pack up and join the
national team to play Copa America in Chile. What is your expectation for this
Many strong teams will be
participating, first and foremost the home nation Chile will be a dangerous
opponent, especially with the support of their local fans. But last year in
Brazil we showed the world that we have a strong squad and our goal is
definitely to go far in the tournament. Hopefully I’ll stay fit and can help my
team this time more than last year.
is another international tournament right after a tough and long club season.
How tiring is this for you?
It is quite exhausting,
that’s true, especially with the international matches. However, we always make
sure to rest up between the matches to recover physically and also mentally.
But at the end of the day, we are doing this, because we love this game, so I
don’t like to complain about being tired. I am living a life exactly how I
dreamt about it when I was a kid, and I would never want to change anything
the launch of PUMA’s new evoSPEED 1.3 with the Dragon graphic, you met up with
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus on an unusual squared pitch with 4
goals and sliding doors. Can you tell us about it?
As I already had the
chance to test the square pitch a few weeks ago against Falcao, I thought I
might have a small advantage over Reus knowing the pitch, the turf and the
switching goals. But I have to admit, that guy is really talented, so my lead
lasted unfortunately only a few seconds. I love this pitch and it’s really fun,
especially when playing against some new players who you don’t get to meet
every day in training.
do you like your new PUMA football boots?
I love the new Dragon boot
that PUMA made for us. I hope that this Japanese dragon also stands for luck
and success, because I need them to perform well with me during these important
matches at the end of the season and also for the Copa America in Chile. The
boots are really comfortable, just like my previous evoSPEED 1.3 boots, so I
feel really confident in them.