Fernandinho feels proud to lead this Manchester City team.
Pep Guardiola handed the armband to him after David Silva’s departure last summer.
“It’s a real honour to be captain of this club, from the moment I was asked it has been a pleasure,” Fernandinho declared. “It was a special moment for me and it’s something I am really enjoying. I try to put myself in the best position possible to help everyone at the football club at any time, on and off the pitch.
“The responsibility is high, but that’s something I like so now I just say ‘let’s get ourselves ready for the final part of the season and let’s achieve our goals.’
“We want to achieve our goals this season and I hope that we get to celebrate that at the end of the season.
“I’ve been here for eight seasons now and I spent a lot of time with the club’s former captains, who I spoke to about the role within the squad.
“So, the level of responsibility was not a surprise to me, but I am trying to do my best as always and it really is a pleasure to be in the position that I am in.
“It’s a role I am proud to have, I am involved in a lot off the pitch, I get to talk to a lot of people, it’s my job to help fix things if they’re not going right and that’s something I have enjoyed.
“The best way to enjoy something is to always do your best when you are doing it and to help others to also do their best. This isn’t a role that is just about the football, it’s as important a role off the pitch as it is on it.”
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