Manchester City's Fernandinho admits being homesick
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has admitted he his struggling to adapt to life in England following his summer move from Shakhtar.
The 28-year-old joined City in the summer and joined a club with no other Brazilian players in the squad; leaving behind the Ukrainian side and 10 compatriots.
Having yet to learn the English language and a lack of South American’s at the club, the Seleção international admits it is tough, reports Goal.com.
"When I was playing at Shakhtar there were other Brazilian footballers, but here at Man City there aren’t any," Fernandinho is reported as saying in the Sunday People.
"It is a little complicated because I don’t speak English so when my team-mates are talking in English I don’t understand what they are talking about.
"When I was at Shakhtar, I had Brazilian team-mates and I used to spend time with them, but here I'm alone. I see and talk with Rafael and Anderson but not all the time. So yes, I miss Ukraine sometimes."
Fernandinho, though, is keen to overcome his homesickness as he looks to impress enough in the Premier League to earn a call-up to Luiz Felipe Scolari's Brazil side.
"I came to England because I thought it would help me to get back in the Brazilian national team," Fernandinho continued.
"I’m not thinking about moving back to Brazil as I want to end my career in Europe, and I think about playing 10 more years!"