Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan insists last season’s disheartening Champions League exit will not provide an extra source of motivation this year.
The Premier League leaders resume their latest challenge in Europe’s elite competition as they face Borussia Monchengladbach in the first leg of their last-16 tie in Budapest on Wednesday.
City placed themselves among the favourites as they eliminated Real Madrid at the same stage last year, only to go out in disappointing style to Lyon in a one-legged quarter-final.
“It is not something that is forgotten, to be honest, but it is not something that gives us any extra motivation,” Gundogan said.
“It is a new year, a new option, a new chance and a new challenge. We just try to do our…