“I Get Angry When Subbed Off” – Fernandinho Tells Pellegrini.
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has warned manager Manuel Pellegrini that being substituted makes him angry.
Fernandinho has started all but one of City’s Premier League fixtures this season – a 4-1 home loss to Liverpool.
The Brazilian born midfielder has only been subbed off on three occassions in 27 appearances in all competitions, but being dragged to the bench is not something the 30-year-old welcome.
“I just love to play and always want to be involved,” he said.
“Occasionally when I come off during a game I get a little bit angry. But it’s only because I want to play in every game and every minute to help my team-mates.”
Fernandinho has played more minutes (2,516) than any other City player this season, with only Bacary Sagna (2,383) coming close.