Manchester City captain Fernandinho has admitted that the FA Cup semifinal 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday night was difficult to take but he backed the team to overcome the disappointment and focus on their upcoming challenges.
Eight-times FA Cup winners Chelsea advanced to another final thanks to a second-half goal by Hakim Ziyech. The result ended Man City’s dream of an unprecedented quadruple of titles, but Fernandinho said they were beaten by the better side.
“It’s a big disappointment to lose an FA Cup semi-final – it’s hard to take. It was an important match for us but they were a bit better than us… congratulations to them,” said Fernandinho after the game.
Man City, who are 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League, take on Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final later this month and are in theUefa Champions League semi-finals where they face Paris St Germain.
Midfielder Fernandinho said his side had to turn their attention to Wednesday’s league game at Aston Villa. City need 11 points from their six remaining games to secure a third league title in four years.
“For the team, which wants to fight for every trophy, we have to refocus as soon as possible and tomorrow we’ll focus on the game at Villa, then the League Cup final,” added Fernandinho.
“Every game we have to be ready to give our best.”
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By FARPost Reporter