‘It was a crazy game!’ Rudiger explained.
‘We conceded in the last few minutes of the first half, then there was the penalty also which was saved by Edou. Then we came out for the second half and we started very strong after half-time.
‘We showed a great fighting spirit. Even the players that haven’t always played that often, they came into the team against a very strong City side and they made the difference for us and this is very important because it shows we need everyone to play their part.
‘Against a team like City, you can accept that they will have a lot of the ball. We were all clear before the game that we knew we would have moments where we would suffer. We went through that and kept working hard.
‘Other than their goal and the penalty, I don’t think they created too much. We remained focus on our game and we always believed we could create chances of our own.