Fernandinho Delighted With Pep Praise
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho was delighted to hear unadulterated praise from boss Pep Guardiola this weekend, after the Brazilian was on the score sheet for City’s thumping 5-0 win over Burnley at the Etihad.
Guardiola gushed about Ferna’s performance, saying, “Fernandinho made an extraordinary performance. He was incredible, one of the best performances of the season and we’re delighted. He is a key player for us.”
The 33-year old said he will strive to improve, however, “It’s good to hear something like this about you, especially when it comes from Pep. He’s a special guy, a special manager and I’m so pleased for that, especially after my performance, the result was a huge step for us to grow in the competition.
“To keep on top of the table and scoring goals like this could maybe make the difference at the end of the season. I hope that we can improve more now because we cannot stop now. We are just at the beginning of the season.
“We have a long season ahead and I think from now until the end of the season we have to improve and get better and better. Otherwise, there’s no point playing for City.”