Have Guardiola's Man City quickly become dependent on Fernandinho?
The clue was there for Pep Guardiola, just three days ahead of his Manchester City team losing their first game of the season.
His midfield kingpin Fernandinho did not exactly sound like he was bristling with energy and verve, when interviewed by the club's own website.
In the middle of a difficult week which would see City clock up nearly 1,300 miles in travelling to Swansea, Glasgow and then north London – and playing three tough games – the Brazilian's words were revelatory .
“The level of intensity is very high, during the training sessions and during games,” he said. “It's not easy to... read more
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