Man City player Fernandinho named the ultimate defensive midfielder by former City captain.
Former City captain Richard Dunne claims Fernandinho is the ultimate defensive midfielder of this generation.
Fernandinho joined the Etihad back in 2013 from Shakhtar Donetsk and since then has become an influential figure for the Cityzens.
He was used as a central defender last season which shows his versatility when he was needed.
“He’s the ultimate defensive midfielder in this era,” Dunne told City’s official website.
“Having him as the organiser is so, so valuable. Even when he plays centre-half, he’s missed in midfield!
“He does it brilliantly well and doesn’t look out of place, but you can tell he’s not in the midfield.”
Former City star Paul Dickov describes Fernandinho as the ‘unsung hero’ in the team.
“Fernandinho has been sorely missed when he’s out,” Dickov asserted.
“He didn’t get the credit that he deserved initially, but he’s the unsung hero of the team really.
“He breaks things up and lets the De Bruynes and Sterlings do what they do
“The last four or five years he’s sat in deep midfield and been one of the best midfielders in the world.”