Gundogan cost less than a quarter of the world-record £89m Manchester United paid for Pogba.
Yet Pep Guardiola has already said his first-choice was always the German.
Gundogan told The Sun: “It's really good to know he values me.
“If he didn't like the type of football I play he wouldn't have me here.
“But it is no pressure for me. Paul Pogba is probably under more pressure."