Manchester City midfielder Fernando has told media outlets that City aim to win all four competitions they are currently competing in. Still in both domestic cup competitions, in the round of 32 for the Champions League and 3 points off table-topping Leicester, City are in good stead when it comes to silverware.
Confident of such a feat, the Brazilian cited the Blues away form as something which could hinder their progress in each competition.
“Every game in England is very tough but especially away because the opposition always comes in strong from the start” said the ex-Porto man. “the focus for us will be to improve our away performance and come out with a victory“.
I haven’t seen a specific difference in terms of the away matches. I think the difference last season was that we weren’t necessarily winning at home as much, whereas this season even though we might not be getting all the points from away matches we’re performing really well at home” he went on to say.
With players like Kevin De Bruyne and Samir Nasri out with long-term injuries, City will now see the truth worth of the squad Manuel Pellegrini has at his disposal, fringe players such as Fernando will likely feature more. Fernando had this to say about the depth of squad:
“The team has a great squad so moving forwards we’ll be able to cope with the injuries with the amazing squad that we have”
City play this evening against Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland and will hope to continue their improvement in form seen over the last few games, but may also be buoyed by the idea that Pep Guardiola may be watching from afar. Aleksandar Kolarov returns to the squad after knee injury and Fabian Delph is omitted having picked up a knock in the last couple of days. Kelechi Iheanacho threw his hat firmly into the ring with a superb hat-trick at Villa Park last Saturday and will hope to partner the free-scoring Sergio Aguero up top, too.