ESPN: Fernandinho happy to be proved wrong
- 04 November 2013 09:10
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Fernandinho was surprised City coasted to victory against Norwich on Saturday and he believes the win was a mixture of the hosts ruthlessness and the visitors’ ineptness on the day.
Ferna, who wasn’t among the seven names on the score-sheet told ESPN the display against the Canaries was one that must be repeated time and time again.
Writes Richard Jolly: “The Brazilian said: ‘When I arrived here, I thought every game is hard, difficult. We started very well and scored four goals in the first half. The second half was very easy for us.’
“Fernandinho was asked whether his side had been good or Norwich poor, and replied: ‘A bit of both. My team was fantastic. When they score a lot of goals I am happy.’
“The win extended City's 100 per cent start to the league season at home, but Fernandinho challenged them to produce the same level of performance against all their opponents.
“He added: "It is not just about the Etihad. We want to play like this always. It shouldn't depend on the stadium against Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, against all the teams.’”
Elsewhere, other than a production line of stories on Joe Hart, there’s little else of real interest. So the while the Doncaster Free Press may not regularly contribute to this column, when Reece Wabara and Paul Dickov are featured in an interview, it becomes of interest.
Paul Goodwin writes: “Having worked under Dickov at Oldham Athletic and now Doncaster, Wabara is better qualified than most to comment on the characteristics and qualities of his rookie boss.
“And the 21-year-old full back, who has impressed on loan from Dickov’s former club Manchester City, could hardly speak any higher of Rovers’ young and ambitious boss.
“’I’ve got the utmost respect for the gaffer,” said Wabara. ‘His man management skills are top drawer. All the players have a lot of respect for him and I think that’s crucial if you’re managing a team.
“’If you lose the respect of the players, then the players don’t want to play for you. All the players have got his back and are going out there giving their all. He’s a relatively new manager,’ he added.”