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Fernandinho feels that the Premier League title is now within reach of Manchester City and does not care what happens in Liverpool.
The Citizens moved three points ahead of the Reds in what has been a two-horse race for the title for most of the season. Jurgen Klopp’s team lost two important points with a 1-1 draw against Tottenham, while City defeated Newcastle United 5-0. The next installation of the exciting battle will take place on Tuesday as Merseysiders travel to Aston Villa.
City meet Wolves at Molineux the following day with the prospect of several turns before May 22nd. City are in the driver’s seat to defend their crown.
And Fernandinho believes the way Pep Guardiola’s team returned after their heartache in the Champions League means they have a hand on the trophy.
“It was a great response, but at the same time we are focusing on ourselves and knowing that the title is in our hands,” he told reporters.
“It doesn’t matter what they do over there, we have to keep going through all the tough fights. And that’s what we’re trying to do, focus on ourselves. But I thought it was a great response after the defeat. in Madrid.”
The Brazilian is ready to start Manchester By in the summer after nine years of service. And securing a fifth Premier League winning medal would definitely be the icing on the cake.
“Every title is sweet,” he added. “It’s going to be one more, with a little more sugar.”
Fernandinho opens up for Brazil’s return
Fernandinho arrived at the Etihad in the summer of 2013, where City paid Shakhtar Donetsk £ 34 million for his signature. It has certainly been well spent as the South American has played 380 matches in all tournaments.
In addition to his league titles, the 37-year-old has six EFL Cup winning medals and won the FA Cup in 2018-2019. And he feels on his way back to his homeland after so many years in Europe is the right thing to do.
“This year, nearing the end of the season, we’ve been talking for a while, analyzing the situation, how things were in Brazil and here too, and we finally decided it was the right time to return,” he continued. he.
“For me, my family, my children, being closer to the family too, grandparents, uncles, cousins. It was a decision from all of us. And we know that the work that has been done here over the last nine years , was well done and we are very pleased with this decision.
“At the right time, people will know our fate. We have not decided yet, but I hope it will be soon.
“What is left for me is to finish the last three weeks here in the best possible way. And to help the club retain the Premier League title. “
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