Ortega Saved Me Against Tottenham -Akanji

Ortega Saved Me Against Tottenham  –Akanji

Manchester City defender Manu Akanji has lauded goalkeeper, Stefan Ortega for saving his blushes against Tottenham in Sunday’s Premier League game.

Recall that Akanji made a mistake that led to Son Heung-min being through on goal in the 86th minute, with the score 1-0 to City at the time.

Had Son scores, Spurs may have secured a draw and kept Arsenal top of the Premier League. Instead, backup keeper Stefan Ortega saved and ensured City went on to win 2-0.

 

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Reacting after the game, Akanji stated that he was grateful to Ortega for preventing Son from scoring.

“I was so nervous, and I was praying that the ball wouldn’t go in and right after the game I went to Stef and thanked him for the incredible save and for saving me,” Akanji said post-game.

“He saved the game for us.

“I should have made an easy decision and kicked the ball away. I tried to play it and brought myself into a sticky situation and lost the ball. Stefan made a brilliant save and that’s why you’ve got teammates to help you out of situations. I’m really thankful for it.

“He made some huge saves for us – I know what he’s capable of. It was not the first time that he’s come in and done really well – he did it at Anfield. I don’t think there’s a more difficult game to come in to and he’s proving himself every time he plays. I’m really happy for him.”

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