Rodri opens up on Ederson advice before penalty – but admits he "didn’t listen"

Rodri has admitted he did not listen to advice from Manchester City team-mate Ederson over his penalty.

The Spaniard took over spot-kick duties following Ilkay Gundogan’s miss against Liverpool last week.

Pep Guardiola had suggested Ederson could take the next one, and fans went wild as the goalkeeper wandered into the Tottenham half following the awarding of a penalty.

Though the Brazilian was just giving advice on where to place the spot-kick as he knows Lloris with Rodri admitting he did not listen.

The penalty went in by Rodri may wish he paid more attention with Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris getting a strong hand to his effort.

Speaking to Sky Sports following the win, Rodri said: "It is not easy to beat this type of teams. Tottenham so strong all game but we are so happy with the victory and the three points.

"I was a bit angry the last weeks because we missed many penalties, much more than we expected and big games you have to score penalties.

"I was angry, I grabbed the ball and no one took it from me and fortunately I scored. The win is the most important.

"Goalkeepers know each other, Ederson told me some points about Lloris, I didn't listen! I was confident in shooting in the way I did.

"We were laughing in the locker room, next penalty for sure I am going to take.

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