FA Cup: He never complains, always smiling – Guardiola hails Man City star
Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has hailed his defender Nathan Ake after the Dutchman’s contribution as they beat Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round clash at the Etihad on Friday.
Apart from scoring the only goal of the night, the Netherlands international made sure that Arsenal’s best player, Bukayo Saka did find enough room to operate.
Guardiola progressed to the next stage of the competition at the expense of the Gunners who are still in the UEFA Europa League and Carabao Cup and five points ahead of Manchester City in the Premier League.
Speaking of Ake, Guardiola told ITV, “He never complains, even last season when he didn’t play much he had a big smile on his face in training and was always really, really good.
“If we are happy, there’s no one person in the locker room who is not happy for him.
“As a manager, you become a manager to have players like Nathan so he deserves all the good things in life, in his profession and in his job.”