Netherlands defender Nathan Ake to CNN in Arabic: This is what we thought of against Senegal

Doha, Qatar (CNN) – Defender of the Dutch national team and Manchester City club, Nathan Ake, confirmed that facing the Senegalese attackers was difficult, and indicated that his colleagues relied on coming out with clean sheets and were confident that the opportunity would come to score the goal, he said in statements to CNN in Arabic. .

“It was a very difficult task, they are a strong team and we knew that from the start, but we played well and when we had the ball we played great,” Aki said when asked about the difficulty of facing the Senegalese attackers to CNN.

And the City defender continued, saying, “We knew that they were strong in counter-attacks, and they showed that more than once, but we tried to keep clean sheets and we knew that the opportunity would come in the end.”

And Aki added, “We scored a great goal and succeeded in defending it after that,” he said.

And about the absence of Sadio Mane and his influence, Aki said in statements to other media: “They also have great attackers, but Mane is a high-class player and his absence is a great loss for them, but we knew that there were good players in the attack and they would be dangerous if we lost focus, so we have to stay focused.” According to him.

The Netherlands beat Senegal with two clean goals in the first match of the two teams in the 2022 World Cup.

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