Gundogan happy to be made captain

Barcelona midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has revealed his delight at being named Germany captain.

Gundogan led Germany in their friendly game against Japan.

He said before the game: “I am happy for the trust.

“It is a great honour for me and I am aware of the responsibility that I will have especially towards the younger ones.”

The decision was a surprise one, as many expected Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich to get the captain band.

Germany ended up losing the game 4-1.