Rodrigo has expressed City's determination to continue fighting for every point after the action-packed 4-4 Premier League draw against Chelsea.

Erling Haaland fired us ahead from the penalty spot, but Thiago Silva and Raheem Sterling struck back instantly for the hosts.

Manuel Akanji headed us level before the interval, with Haaland netting his second of the game shortly after the break to put us back ahead.


Nicolas Jackson brought Chelsea back level after 67 minutes, before Rodrigo‘s deflected effort nestled into the corner with four minutes of normal time left to play.

Cole Palmer‘s penalty in stoppage time shared the spoils in a pulsating clash at Stamford Bridge.

Rodrigo expressed his frustration on dropping two points after being so close to a victory, but promised similar fight and character from the team.

“I’m thinking we were very close to winning the game. That’s the disappointment about this fact,” he said.

“We have the feeling sometimes when we are not ourselves, that the result we want is to win, it’s important, but we know what we have to do to get it.

“At the same time, we keep pushing. Sometimes football is like this, we have to move forward. We have to correct some mistakes.

“As a team we support each other and we will move forward. We keep pushing.

“We go to the national team one point ahead, first in the league. We need to refresh and come back.”

The midfielder also reserved praise for the hosts, who more than played their part in a classic, thrilling and pulsating Premier League encounter.

“We feel exhausted to be honest,” he declared. “These type of games, with that rhythm. we knew how tough it is to come here. The team they’ve built.

“They have great players, they signed massive players. The level of their team has risen. So we knew where we were coming. I don’t think it was one of our best performances today.


“We played how they wanted. They want to play quick transitions, they are a better team in them situations, they have faster players and stronger. We needed to try and play our game, we struggled.

“Big credit to the opponent of course, they have good players and they were at home and they made pressure.”