Ortega Saved My Blushes 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.

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