London - Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho says he
never doubted manager Manuel Pellegrini even when he was heavily criticised last
season after the side finished eight points behind Premier League champions
Manchester City have gotten off to a flying start this
campaign, winning all four games and have already found themselves eight points
ahead of Chelsea.
"Having trust in your manager is the most important
thing for a footballer. You can play not more relaxed, but able to try
things," the 30-year-old was quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News
"I feel Manuel has given me that trust and I am playing
well. I don't feel any pressure because the manager has given me the
trust," the Brazil international added.
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Meanwhile, Chelsea's Eden Hazard says he is confident
Belgium international team-mate Kevin De Bruyne will prove his worth this
season at City, after being cast out during his time at Chelsea and sold to
Wolfsburg in January 2014.
Hazard, the PFA Player of the Year, says he expects the
City's record signing to show the Premier League what he's capable of.
"He has the qualities to impose himself. He showed last
season at Wolfsburg that he is a great player," said the 24-year-old
Hazard, who scored in Belgium's 3-1 win over Bosnia on Thursday, was quoted as
saying by The Daily Express.
"He has something to prove (in England) and it can only
be good for the national team," he added.For
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