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Man City skipper Fernandinho: “It’s key to show that defensive consistency."

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

Man City ace Fernandinho. [GETTY]
Man City ace Fernandinho. [GETTY]

City dominated Porto in Europe’s elite competition on Tuesday evening but failed to break the deadlock. 

Brazil midfield ace Fernandinho admits that he has been heartened by Manchester City’s recent defensive performances.

The 35-year-old said he is happy with how the Cityzens have been growing confidence “little by little” after keeping four clean sheets in their last six outings and conceding just three goals in those games.

Their most recent clean sheet was the goalless draw against Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, a match in which Fernandinho completed 90 minutes.

Despite City dominating the Portuguese club, they were unable to score on the day, however, Fernandinho took the positives from the match, saying “it is important to show that defensive consistency”.

“They didn’t arrive to our box very often,” the Brazil international said as quoted.

“I think it’s important to show that defensive consistency and the team has shown it’s growing.

“It’s important to get more confidence little by little.”

The City defensive midfield marshal is still determined to lift the Champions League trophy but insists it’s better to take one step at a time. 

“I think it’s important to have dreams in life,” he added.

“We live every day with dreams and things we want to achieve, we go to bed with those dreams and goals in our head.

“It’s important to keep dreaming. Obviously, for me, it would be really good to win the Champions League.

“This is a competition we all want to win, but we are still really far, we haven’t finished the group stages and there is still the knockout rounds. It’s important to go day by day.”

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