Manchester City defender, Nathan Ake, explained the action of his teammates that brought a goal and well-deserved victory against Tottenham Hotspur in their fourth-round FA Cup clash on Friday.
The defender who scored the only goal of the match which was the first goal of Pep Guardiola’s side at White Hart Lane since October 2018 said believing in the way the City team was set up made the victory possible.
Nathan Ake said despite the frustration and lack of goals on the ground in previous encounters, the Cityzens trusted the tactics and how they played. Fortunately, the goal came towards the end of the match.
“I think trusting the way we played (was key). We played really well, created numerous chances, and just the belief to keep going. Even though we didn’t score, just to keep going, keep trying, and in the end we got it.” He also mentioned how he thought the goal would never come, but they finally did it,” he said according to MEN.
The Netherland international said he was happy that the goal finally came, stressing that he initially thought that the lack of goals at the Stadium would continue. “So happy. It was tough but we played really well over the whole game.
“We just had to score and it didn’t happen again for a long time. I was thinking is it going to happen but luckily we got it.
Manchester City endured another frustrating night at White Hart Lane on Friday. They thought that they had finally scored a goal when Oscar Bobb managed to beat Tottenham’s goalkeeper to put the ball in the back of the net. However, the jubilation was cut short as the Video Assistant Referee ruled the goal out for offside.
Kevin De Bruyne’s introduction in the second half of the match gave the Cityzens more energy. They got a lot of chances to take the lead and it eventually happened in the 88 minutes when Nathan Ake comfortably scored the winning goal.