Selhurst Park

Next Game

C Palace v Man City

Monday, 06 April 2015, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Etihad Stadium

Last Game

Man City 3 - 0 W Brom

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Fernandinho is fully focused

Fernandinho says a move to Manchester City has allowed him to focus on his football and chase domestic and international dreams.

Last Updated: 18/02/14 at 17:16 Post Comment

Fernandinho: Has settled quickly in English football

Fernandinho: Has settled quickly in English football

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

City spent big on the Brazilian midfielder last summer after fending off interest from rival clubs in England to put a deal in place with Shakhtar Donetsk.

Fernandinho has settled quickly in new surroundings, becoming a key figure in Manuel Pellegrini's plans.

A Premier League platform has also allowed the 28-year-old to play his way back into the Brazil squad in time for a home World Cup.

He could not be happier with how things have gone and is convinced that he made the right choice in joining City at this stage of his career.

Fernandinho told Globo Esporte: "I have always been focused, regardless of where I am, and that's very important for a player that likes to win games and titles.

"Manchester is a very calm city, it allows you to focus on your work.

"My main goal was to return to the national team. I knew that if I shone in a strong league, I could be called up.

"Time was short and the World Cup is just around the corner, but I managed to become a starter, establish myself and gain the affection and respect of fans in an important football country like England.

"Now I want to play the World Cup, play the full five years of my contract in Manchester, a city and club that has received me very well and has allowed me to grow and fight for important titles."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

rodger's gusset
Arsenal interest in Sterling

T

he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

ricky villa
Hodgson: Barkley was brilliant

N

o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

badwolf
Townsend: I've silenced critics

Footer 365

De Gea: United 'cannot' fail

David De Gea says that Manchester United must qualify for the Champions League next season "no matter what".

Lucas ready to make an impact

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is looking to recapture what he considers his best form in two years after recovering from injury.

Mats Hummels denies promising to join Manchester United

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has denied making any promise to join Manchester United.

Mail Box

Is This The End Of Ex-Players As Managers?

Do massive wages and cushty TV numbers signal the end of the ex-high-profile player turned manager? Plus Liverpool fans don't actually say the 'next year' thing...

A Solution For The Premier League's 39th Game...

One morning Mailboxer solves the 39th game conundrum. Plus England were actually alright, Harry Kane is rubbish again and do Arsenal have the most embarrassing fans?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company