Manchester City players were largely pleased with their derby performance at Old Trafford, but accepted that they were at fault for allowing Manchester United to score two quick goals to win the game.
However, Ake also conceded that the team’s reaction to United’s equaliser ultimately cost them a point, and he vowed that City will work hard to put things right in the next fixture against Tottenham on Thursday.
Asked what was said in the dressing room at Old Trafford at full-time, Ake revealed: “Overall, it was a much better performance from us.
When they scored the first goal we have to learn from that moment and play the same and don’t start to change things.
“We just have to make sure we recover well and until the next one we have a little bit longer, so we’ll focus on that, prepare and go into it with confidence.”
Assessing the game, Ake expanded on City’s response to Fernandes’ leveller, which should have been disallowed as Marcus Rashford was clearly offside in the build-up and interfering in play.
We had control of the ball, but we didn’t create too much,” Ake said.
“I think the second half we came out much better, we started to dominate and created a very good goal.