Pep Guardiola is very confident when Fernandinho in the lineup. Pep sang his praises after the Everton match and spoke about how a great player and person Ferna is.
Let’s see what he had to say-
“(It was) Another exceptional performance,” the boss asserted.
“He is composed. He knows what he has to do – on and off the pitch.
“In our last game against Borussia Monchengladbach, the minutes he played were outstanding.
“He needs to be active, he cannot drop too much at home.
“We need everyone after international break because I don’t know how the players will come back.”
“When you win 34 games in last 39 it’s because you have that characteristic,” Guardiola added.
“They (Everton) are so aggressive. I saw the warm-up. They were shouting every action, how they communicate, exchanging high fives all the time. I saw they were ready. They played with intensity, every duel.
“We knew it and you have to handle it. This is the type of game we will play - it is going to happen. It was important. There will be more games that way now than the other ones.
“On Saturday we didn’t make mistakes, and this is the key point.”
Ferna, whose contract expires in June, needs to be re-upped. He deserves one more year and he has shown a willingness to stay and accept a lesser role than before. It’s a win win for the club and him.