Ilkay Gundogan has welcomed comparisons to Spanish great Xavi.
Gundogan, 25, has admired Xavi since he was a boy and is now hoping he can achieve even some of the success the now Al Sadd star experienced in a fabled career in Spain.
"When I was young I loved the football of Barcelona, especially the football of Xavi and Iniesta in midfield," he told The Sun.
"Xavi is in Qatar now and he is close to retiring but I love the way he played. Some people say I'm similar to him.
"I hope in the next years I will be as successful as him and win a lot of titles with Manchester City."