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Fernandinho names City’s target after Premier League win

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Fernandinho has shared his pride in being the captain of another Premier League title-winning side. He also revealed City’s next target.

Manchester City captain Fernandinho has paid tribute to his team-mates after his side sealed the Premier League title when Manchester United lost 2-1 at home to Leicester City.

The Brazilian has spent eight successful seasons at the Etihad stadium and would no doubt go down as a legend should he eventually leave the club.

Following another league triumph for Fernandinho and company, the veteran midfielder was rather pleased to be the captain of a side that dominated the domestic scene this term.

“I am so proud and so happy with what we have achieved,” the 36-year-old Brazilian said in an interview with the club’s media. “The Premier League is the hardest league in world football — every single game is tough.”

“To win it again means the world to me and the rest of the squad. To captain this team is an honour and a privilege because the players have given their all throughout the season, whether in training or in matches. The teamwork has been amazing.”

“Football is everything to us and we strive every single day to be as good as we can be in the hope we can bring success to Manchester City. Winning the Premier League title is the ultimate fulfilment of our ambitions. ‘It’s what we all dreamed of as young players, so to do it is a wonderful feeling.”

Fernandinho also paid tribute to the City supporters and promised his side will now turn all their efforts to winning the Champions League final when they face Chelsea on May 29.

“We have missed the fans so much,” Fernandinho added.

“We wanted to do this for them. We will enjoy this moment and we hope the fans do too.”

“Rest assured we will continue to do everything we can to bring the Champions League home this season.”