Man City midfielder Fernandinho admits feeling homesick - for Ukraine!

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho confesses he's struggled to settle due to the lack of Brazilians at the club.

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho confesses he's struggled to settle due to the lack of Brazilians at the club.

His only friends in the city are Brazilians Rafael and Anderson – who play for rivals Manchester United.

He told the People: “When I was playing at Shakhtar there were other Brazilian footballers, but here at Man City there aren’t any.

“It is a little complicated because I don’t speak English so when my team-mates are talking in English I don’t understand what they are talking about.

“When I was at Shakhtar, I had Brazilian team-mates and I used to spend time with them, but here I’m alone. I see and talk with Rafael and Anderson but not all the time. So yes, I miss Ukraine sometimes.”

Fernandinho added: “I came to England because I thought it would help me to get back in the Brazilian national team.

“I’m not thinking about moving back to Brazil as I want to end my career in Europe, and I think about playing 10 more years!”

 
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