Ilkay Gündoğan 'hurt' after missing the 2014 World Cup

Ilkay Gündoğan ‘hurt’ after missing the 2014 World Cup

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Borussia Dortmund’s midfielder Ilkay Gündoğan has said that missing the 2014 World Cup ‘hurt a lot.’

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Germany went on to win the World Cup in Brazil but the 24-year-old was only able to watch from home due to an injury.

Gündoğan spoke with reporters at a pre-match press conference ahead of Germany’s friendly with Australia in a friendly in Kaiserslautern on Wednesday.

“It obviously hurt a lot [to miss the World Cup],” Gündoğan told reporters.

“I got injured at a time when things were going well for me, and it’s especially disappointing to miss a tournament like that.

“But it’s not like I sat at home depressed the whole time. I watched it as a fan and celebrated the victory. I was always a part of this team.”

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Germany take on Georgia in a Euro 2016 qualification clash on Sunday. The 24-year-old has not featured for Germany since August 2013.

Gündoğan has four assists and two goals in 23 appearances for Dortmund this season.

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