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Man City midfielder Gundogan reveals nose surgery reason for mask

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has revealed he wears the protective mask for his nose.

The German says he underwent surgery over the summer which has caused him to wear the mask so far this season.

"I wear it as a protection for my nose," he said. "I think it's obvious that I had a nose surgery straight after the World Cup.

"I had problems breathing over the last year, so my nose was obviously broken before.

"At the beginning I struggled a little bit. I'm getting used to it more and more, and my breathing is much better.

"Maybe I'm going to wear it for a few more days just for protection and then maybe I can leave it and just play like I did before."

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