Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho focussed on West Brom clashThe 28-year-old in action for City -
The Brazilian is up for challenge despite losing the initiative in the Premier League title race following a defeat away to Liverpool and a draw at home to Sunderland.
"The draw left the team a bit unhappy. The spirits will be down, but at the same time we are already focussing on the game against West Brom to lift the spirits up, and to get the job done," said Fernandinho in an interview with Sky Sports.
"With the three weeks left in the in the Premier League, there's still a lot of things that can happen, a lot of twists. We have to believe in ourselves, focus on the next game, and see what happens."
Fernandinho admits a long, hard campaign has taken its toll.
"At this time of the season, it's normal - absolutely normal - to physically feel tired," said the 28-year-old.
"The game against Liverpool was highly intense - physically, and psychologically, and then having to play the game in hand with the pressure on us, and trying to pick up points, it's normal to feel tired."
"With players that we have - the individual quality in our squad, we would feel disappointed if we don't win the Premier League - starting with me."
Fernandinho has quickly settled in to being a regular starter, and is enjoying life in Manchester. His form has earned him a recall to the Brazilian national side and the former Shakhtar Donetsk man is eager to look at the positives.
"I feel good, it's been a good debut season for me personally."
"There was a lot of expectation for me coming to the Premier League. This team, with the quality that we have, it looks like a bright future, with hopefully many more trophies to win."