Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony admits the defeat to Juventus was tough to take but is adamant it has not had a negative effect on the squad.
The Citizens disappointingly fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to last season’s Champions League finalists on Tuesday after being a goal up.
It was the team’s first loss of the season after a storming start to the Premier League season in which they won all five of their opening fixtures without conceding a goal.
“It was difficult. We know Juventus are a big team. We just have to work for the next game. We know it is not going to be easy but we will fight for that,” Bony said after the game.
“I would say it is difficult, for sure. It is a poor result. We lost but this doesn’t mean we lost confidence. We will continue to work and try to take it game by game.”
“It was difficult because they closed completely their goal and they were complete in defence and trying to play counter-attack.
“They played completely close to their goal so it was difficult to find any space. But we created chances and we didn’t score, and at the end they took their chances. We were not lucky enough to score the goals and we paid the price.”