Guardiola Says City Don’t Have Fernandinho Replacement

Pep Guardiola has said that Manchester City don’t have a replacement for midfielder Fernandinho.

The Brazilian ace played a very important since his return from injury this season and helped his side to a victory against league leaders Liverpool.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confessed that his side doesn’t have a viable replacement for Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho. The player has been in brilliant form since his return from injury and played a very important role in helping his side clinch a win against league leaders Liverpool in Manchester City’s last outing in the Premier League.

Speaking to the media, the Spaniard said, “Fernandinho’s specific qualities, we do not have a replacement for him – his kind of duels, the way he is going backwards. He is an incredible, outstanding player for us. Against Liverpool he showed it again. And pray, pray [for him] to be fit for as long as possible.”

Speaking about the players he respects the most, the City manager said, “I have a lot of respect for the players who stay 10, 11, 12 years – every year doing that. They are the ones I respect the most. Everybody can make an exceptional season or good moments in six months or two seasons. But players like Vincent [Kompany], like David [Silva], like Sergio, like Nicolas Otamendi, who every single year are there competing with the desire to do more and more and more…”

Guardiola concluded, “Winning is so addictive. It is something when you taste it, you go, ‘wow, I want more of that’.”

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