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“Man City are a better team than us…. Too tough a test for us.”

Tottenham, without ‘captain’ Son Heung-min, suffered an FA Cup exit at the hands of Manchester City.

Tottenham lost 0-1 to City in the fourth round (round of 32) of the English FA Cup at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on Sunday (Sept. 27).

Spurs struggled at home against City’s intense pressure and aggressive offense. A lethargic offensive performance, with only one shot on goal by Timo Werner in the entire 90 minutes, was disappointing. Tottenham defended with all their might until the final minutes of the second half, 바카라사이트 but finally broke through in the 43rd minute when Nathan Ake slotted home a second ball after Kevin De Bruyne’s corner was cleared by Vicario. Spurs protested, claiming goalkeeper obstruction on the goal, but neither the VAR nor the referee were convinced, and City won 1-0.Tottenham’s inability to fill the attacking void left by the absence of captain Son Heung-min led to an early exit from the FA Cup. After being knocked out of the League Cup, they were also knocked out of the FA Cup, making their chances of lifting a trophy this season seem remote.

Speaking to iTV after the game

Postecoglu said: “It was a tough game against a top team. We played hard to stay in the competition, but we conceded too late. But City were a better team than us,” he admitted in defeat.

“They made it difficult for us in important moments, so we had to work harder and for the most part we defended well. It was a very tough test for us,” he reflected. “But we’re going to keep doing what we’ve been doing. Today’s loss doesn’t change anything for us,” he added, expressing confidence.

On Nathan Ake’s late goal and the possibility that the goalkeeper was interfered with, Postecoglou said: “I’m sure the goalkeeper had a good look and the referee and VAR didn’t see anything wrong. The decision has been made and we have to accept it,” he said.

Ake, who scored the winning goal, said: “I’m really happy. It was tough, but we played well throughout the game,” beamed Ake. “We believed in the way we were playing, we created several chances and even if we didn’t score, we had the belief that we could keep going. The moment that we thought would never come has finally arrived,” 메이저사이트 he said of his goal. “I think it’s important that we went up first. We want to stay in every competition possible, and now we move on to the next round.”

Asked about the Tottenham players protesting for goalkeeper interference in the build-up to the goal, Ake said: “I don’t know what happened, I just saw the ball in front of me and shot it. I’ll have to watch the replay.”

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