Fernandinho makes rally call to Man City teammates ahead of Spurs clash, emphasizing importance of Carabao Cup success
Manchester City captain Fernandinho has said he looks forward to continuing to win trophies at the club, ahead of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final clash with Tottenham.
If the midfielder general were to appear at Wembley on Sunday afternoon, he would become just the third player to make six League Cup finals, alongside Ian Rush and Emile Heskey.
If he and his fellow Manchester City win their fourth straight League Cup title, the Brazilian would become the most decorated player in the history of the competition with six winners’ medals to his name.
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Despite these stunning personal accolades, the 35-year-old will remain focused by simply winning another trophy for the club.
“Personal accomplishments are always good, of course, but personal accomplishments have never been my primary targets,” he said in preparation for the showdown at Wembley.
“For me, the collective effort is always what counts. When you win a trophy, you win with a team, so you can’t say that these are individual achievements because you need everyone around you to win a trophy. “
He continued, “Of course, it’s always nice to win trophies and get those personal achievements, but that’s never the main goal.”
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The midfielder claims securing the first trophy of the three available this season could provide a huge boost for the team heading into the home stretch of the campaign, as the Blues look to secure an impressive hat-trick.
“For me personally I’m looking to win my sixth League Cup, but winning as a team will also give us a lot of confidence going into the final games of the season and hopefully winning the Premier League, so that’s important for everybody.”
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