Fernandinho Happy to Be City's Mr. Versatile
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho says he is quite happy to operate in a variety of roles for the club. The Brazilian has spent most of his career as a defensive midfield player. But nder Pep Guardiola, he has also appeared all across the defensive line.
Upon his arrival at City, Guardiola said that Fernandinho “can play in ten positions” and he has made good on his promise to move Ferna around. “I believe that’s important (to have players who can adapt to different positions).
“Sometimes we have weeks, like the one where we ended up without two wingers due to injury, and when you have players that are capable to play in those positions, that makes things easier for the manager.
“I knew about these qualities because when I was 15-years-old, I experienced playing in several positions and I always did quite well, I can adapt well in those functions,” Fernandinho added.
“For me it was not a surprise and I hope to always be available to help the best way I can, in different positions, if necessary.”