Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho: “The turning point was the defeat to Sunderland”
Fernandinho has admitted Manchester City’s defeat to Sunderland was a turning point in their season.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side lost 1-0 at the Stadium of Light. Since then they have won six of their next seven matches in all competitions, including a 3-2 victory against Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Fernandinho believes losing to Sunderland forced City to change for the better.
"Our team has been playing much better recently,” he told The Guardian. “The turning point was the defeat to Sunderland. After that we changed a few things and since then we have been playing well.
“We have achieved a few good wins and I think on Saturday we will put in a good performance.
“Everyone knows that every game in England is a huge game. But when you lose a match against the team that is bottom of the league [as Sunderland were], everyone knows something must change. Each one of us has changed, and that can be seen from the outside.”