If anyone was paying close attention to Shay last night, you could see that he wasn’t just doinga job for City. He was willing them on with every grain of mental strength to victory.
Even to see him running forward for a corner in the second-half epitimied his commitment to a victory over Hamburg. He made a vital save with his feet to keep City’s chances alive of equalising. You could see the aggression in his face and gestures after that save… it was ‘Come on, let’s do this’.
I can also count at least twice where he was way out of his box with the ball … carefully signalling the forwards to get back onside before he launched another huge kick and attack on Hamburg.
He certainly was in the ‘motivated’ category. Well done Shay, hard luck on the night.
Lucky escape for Hamburg.