Sports Desk: Nathan Ake of Manchester City left the field with the joy of his first goal in the Champions League and the big victory of the team. But then he got a lot of bad news, his father died.
Ake scored the team’s first goal in the 16th minute of Wednesday night’s 6-3 win over Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium. The 26-year-old Dutch footballer said on social media the next day that his father died minutes after the team and his first goal.
“I know you are always with me, always in my heart, and this goal was for you, Dad.”
“The last few weeks have been the hardest time of my life. My father was very ill, and no further treatment was possible. I feel lucky to have my fiancé, family, and friends by my side. I scored my first goal in the Champions League yesterday (Wednesday) after a difficult time. A few minutes later, he died in peace. At that time, my mother and brother were by my father’s side. ”
Acker’s club career began in Chelsea. He has played 16 matches for the team since joining Manchester City from Bournemouth last year. So far, he has played 22 matches for the Netherlands national team.