Nathan Redmond says Southampton’s mentality means they left Etihad Stadium frustrated at not taking all three points.
Redmond’s second goal in as many games gave Claude Puel’s men a half-time lead, but Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench to rescue a point for the hosts.
Despite the result coming at the end of a long week for Saints, Redmond admitted there was some disappointment at not taking home the win.
“We can take the positives. We’ve come away with a point, but with our mentality in the squad, we want all three points at the end of the day,” Redmond said.
“Even if we draw, we’re frustrated that we didn’t get all three points. But we’ll take the point and we’ll keep going.
“We’ve got some good form now in the league, so we’ll look to continue that moving forward.”
Redmond’s goal, his second in two games, gave Saints the lead, and came after a defensive error from Manchester City. That, the forward says, was something the visitors were aware of before the game.
“From watching their games in preparation for the match we knew they would give us chances, because they only play with three at the back,” he added.
“As soon as I saw the opportunity I anticipated it and then I had to keep a cool head, which I’ve been working on since I came to the club.”