Fernandinho knew Manchester City would draw Kyiv.



Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has revealed that he knew City would draw Dynamo Kyiv in the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen.

City will go away to the Ukrainian side in the first leg when the competition resumes in February.

"It was funny because a few days before I told Fernando that we would draw Dynamo Kiev," revealed Fernandinho, Manchester City's official website reports.

"I spent eight years in Ukraine and I played against Kiev many times. I also played against their manager Sergei Rebrov who is doing really well.

"He took them to the title last season and they played really well in the Champions League group stage this year. They have good players, especially Andriy Yarmolenko, their right winger, so we have to be careful but I think we have a good chance to go through.


"It will be freezing in Kiev when we play - maybe minus 5 or similar. I think the fact we are playing in Kiev in an empty stadium is a shame.

"I've played a few times in stadiums where the fans have been banned and it's just not the same.

"We need to concentrate and focus on the job on the night. Most of us have been professionals for 10 years or more and always play in front of good crowds, so to walk out to an empty, silent stadium is tough.


"To me, it's all about focus and concentration levels have to be high and we have to make sure we return home with a good result."


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