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#CityatWembley - Fernandinho Focuses on League Cup Final

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Brazilian central midfielder Fernandinho was a key element in the Blues 2013-14 Cup/League double. Two years later, he returns to Wembley to seek a third major trophy since joining the Blues.

Here are his pre-match thoughts:

"Following the big game on Wednesday and after a long and tiring journey, it's important to recover. In the last days we tried to recover as much as possible, eating well and prepare the last training, on Saturday morning in order to arrive 100% well."

"It's going to be a great game, a beautiful game. I am sure the team will be focused." "They are fast and they have players with a lot of speed in the attack so we have to be careful in the defence.

"In the Premier League we had three players in that position and we lost at home, but now is going to be different. We have to prepare, watch some videos and also do some training on the pitch. The match will be very special to all of us."


"It was good, very interesting to return to Ukraine after three years and get a positive result. It was great. I got the chance to see some friends I have there.

"It was interesting, because it has been a while since the last time I played on that position. I played few times when I was at Shakhtar Donetsk and for Brazil. It helped me remember my youth and most importantly, to help my team winning this game, that was the most significant aspect of the night."