Regardless of their heavy loss to Tottenham, Manchester City need to remain calm – in accordance with Jesus Navas.
Manchester City attacker Jesus Navas urged his team to not panic just after their 4-1 loss to Tottenham on Saturday.
Flying early in the season, City suffered a second straight Premier League defeat despite going ahead via Kevin De Bruyne.
Navas, who came on in the second half at White Hart Lane, said it was too early to overreact, with City just a point behind league-leading rivals Manchester United.
“I think that the season is extremely long. We are functioning nicely, we’re up there and we’ve got to continue,” the Spain international told City Tv.
“We’ve nonetheless got plenty of games ahead of us and we’ll do a great job as often.”
De Bruyne had put City ahead using a 25th-minute opener, only for Eric Dier to level just ahead of the break for the hosts.
Navas stated the equaliser, which came in spite of Kyle Walker getting offside in the lead-up, was a cruel blow for Manuel Pellegrini’s group.
“We were performing a great job,” he stated.
“We scored very first, I consider we were performing incredibly well, but the purpose right prior to half-time, I believe that was pretty painful for us and it was hard to come back.”
Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane and Erik Lamela struck just after half-time as Tottenham claimed a huge win.