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Fernandinho says Manchester City are not favorites against Celtic: 'All Champions League games are difficult'

The City star is not taking the visit to Celtic Park for granted

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Manchester City will travel to the Celtic Park on Wednesday for a very important UEFA Champions League match against Celtic FC. The Citizens are the better team and look like overwhelming favorites in the match, but one City star does not agree.

Fernandinho spoke to the club's website about Wednesday's match, and the Brazilian is looking forward to a special European Cup match, but is not thinking it'll be an easy game for the Sky Blues, who are going for an eleventh consecutive win to start the season.

“I don’t agree with favourites. It’s going to be a difficult game.

“Of course they had a painful defeat for themselves and the fans, but maybe that’s one of the reasons they will step onto the pitch with a lot more concentration, motivated to try to win this home game.

“So we’ll have to be very careful and stay very focused to not allow that to happen.

“To be honest, it will be my first time playing in Scotland, against Celtic. I played them once in 2007, but that was in our stadium - I was suspended for the away game, so I didn’t play.

“It will be special because all the best teams are in the Champions League. So our objective is to go there and try to win, but it’s going to be a difficult match.

“It’s very important. I think people sometimes say that City and Barcelona are the favourites, but I don’t agree with that because Borussia are an excellent team. Celtic are an excellent team as well, especially when they play at home.

“The Champions League is always special - you always have to be careful, you always have to think that you cannot make any mistakes… there’s no relaxing, otherwise you’ll pay for it.

“That’s our intention this year - to play 100% concentrated… the way we have been playing, and try to win these games which are really important to us.”