Fernandinho bemoans missed chances against Tottenham.

Updated: Feb 16, 2020

The loss over the weekend means the champions are now 22 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.


Fernandinho believes the Premier League defending champions Manchester City created more than enough chances to secure a win against Tottenham Hotspur over the weekend.


Pep Guardiola's Citizens dominated the match against Jose Mourinho's Lilywhites but eventually lost 2-0 after Steven Bergwijn and Heung-Min Son both found the net just after Oleksandr Zinchenko was sent off for a second bookable offence.


However, Fernandinho, who recently signed a contract extension, felt City were the better side and should have claimed all three points at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.


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"The performance was good," the 34-year-old said as M.E.N quoted


"We played the same way we've played this season by creating chances but at the end the result was not the one we wanted.


"Now we need to stick together as a squad. We created chances especially in the first half where we hit the post and in the second half we hit the bar. We also missed a penalty so it was a strange game.


"We had a chance to score at least three goals but we have to accept it. We have to get back to training and improve."


The match against Spurs was Fernandinho's 300th appearance for City, and the Brazilian expressed his delight at the landmark.

"It's a huge achievement and I'm so happy," he said. "I'm really proud of my team to help me out. I am thankful to everyone at the club to help me achieve this and I am so grateful."

The loss means the champions are now 22 points behind league leaders Liverpool in this season's title race.


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