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Ex-Man City captain Fernandinho tells Pep exactly what he thinks of him

Former Manchester City captain Fernandinho has told manager Pep Guardiola he reignited his love for the game.

Fernandinho has left City for Athletico Paranaense this summer.

And in a City documentary on Fernandinho, the Brazilian is filmed in conversation with Guardiola.

“You don't know how much I learned in this time and I'm going to tell you something I never told anyone before," began the midfielder.

“You made me fall in love with football again."

Pep smiles and asks, “You were getting tired of it?"

“Yes, I was," replies Ferna. “I learned to play a different way.

“But I learned that football is much simpler than everyone says.

“People will tell you football is complex - that is this, that it is that - but it isn't.

“Many of these things I take with me for the rest of my life, and I will try and apply that message so others can learn, too."

Pep asks the Brazil legend whether he will move into management anytime soon?

He responds: “I will wait a bit first, but I don't feel like it right now.

“It depends on how things are going, how I am doing and how I feel, because right now I don't feel like it at all.

“Right now, I want to lie on a beach with my family and relax at home.

“In theory, I'll play another two years until I'm 39."

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