Fernandinho ‘too much missing football’ during Premier League suspension


Retrieved 27 April 2020, 04:04 IST

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Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho Coron has been ruled out of the season due to a virus epidemic.

COVID-19 shut down Premier League promotions last month, killing more than 206,000 people worldwide.

Fernandinho, who returned to Brazil with his family, is feeling the absence of football during the break.

“I miss football a lot, not just football, but my relationships with my teammates, staff and all the people at the club,” he said on the club’s website.

“I’m missing arriving at the club in the morning, chatting with everyone in the kitchen. It’s been a tough time for everyone and I’m feeling it right now because I’m really missing everyone.”

City were in second place – Liverpool’s 25-point adrift – when the Premier League season ended.

While Fernandinho is in contact with his teammates, the 34-year-old admits that it is difficult to live in isolation because he has missed all aspects of club life.

“[I miss] Training sessions, relationships with teammates and staff, you talk to the physio before training, sometimes in the kitchen after breakfast and up to the pitch before training starts. “Everything,” he said.

“We live in different ways so now we’re away from everyone. You make some phone and video calls, but it’s not one. It’s hard to tell the truth.”