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Fernandinho: “I will play until my mind allows me...”

Ferna has no plans of retirement any time soon.

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“Fernandinho believes he still has plenty of years left at the top of the game.” The Brazilian spoke to ManCity.com about his time at City and left in football.

Ferna, signed by City in 2013, has enjoyed an long and honours laden career for both club and country.

On top of winning three Premier Leagues, an FA Cup and four League Cups with City, he helped Shakhtar Donetsk to six Ukrainian titles and was part of Brazil’s successful 2019 Copa America squad.

Ferna revealed there is still more to come-

“I just thank god for that because he gave me a body for it,” he said.

“Of course, I have to take care of myself, but the staff help take care of us.

“We have a really good team behind the scenes, and this helps us a lot. We prepare first the mind, then the body and then just go.

“I always say I will play until my mind allows me. If I am happy and motivated to train every day fresh, I will play, but I don’t want to say I will be 37, 38…we will see.”

On playing CB-

“I feel good,” he added. “Of course, I have the help of my teammates and manager. It’s been great for me, trying to do my best as always since I signed for City.

“Sometimes you feel you have to improve a little bit – but that’s beauty of football. You can. Every morning, you can make it happen.”

Ferna has been a great and loyal soldier for City and his greatness has been appreciated by all fans of the club.