Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gündogan has detailed the effect that Coronavirus has had on his health following his positive diagnosis last month.
City announced on 21st September that the German midfielder had tested positive for the virus and would be spending time in isolation as a result.
He only made his return to competitive action on the 17th of October, featuring in Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Arsenal and starting all of their games since.
Unfortunately for Gündogan, he was not one of the fortunate few to test positive but show no symptoms, instead suffering the complete platter of debilitating side effects the virus can put people through.
This is something the City man has already discussed, revealing to BILD how the virus had hit him hard and warning the public to take it seriously.
He’s now revealed the extent of his symptoms and how that has affected him physically for Manchester City.
“I was really bad for the first three or four days,” BILD report him saying to RTL.
“I could hardly move, had pain in my limbs, head and throat and a slight feeling of pressure in the chest area, which I had never really had before.
“After the first 20 minutes of training, I felt exhausted and after I got out of the shower.
“The exhaustion felt extreme, and when I came home after the training sessions, I slept for hours.”