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Fernandinho: It is important Manchester City don’t relax

Fernandinho insists City won't relax this season - Action Images

Fernandinho has warned Manchester City’s title rivals that the Premier League champions won’t relax this season.

The Brazilian spoke to the Daily Star recently and insisted the Etihad club will try to better their performances from last season and not rest on their laurels, like some previous champions have done.

The energetic midfielder said: “Some people say a lot about this, that when teams win the title it is normal to relax a bit the following season.

“But our first game of the season against Newcastle showed that will not happen again.

“We will try to maintain the same performance level as last season. It is important we don’t relax.”

Fernandinho’s side defeated Newcastle in their opening game of the season, displaying the ruthless edge they were famed for last year, and yesterday they thrashed Liverpool 3-0 to send a signal of intent to their rivals and back up the Brazilian’s claims.

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