Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

GET READY FOR Hell!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

GET READY FOR Hell!

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FERNANDINHO has warned his young City team-mates they are about to walk into the football equivalent of Hell.

And the Blues midfielder believes tomorrow's Champions League game at Napoli will form the next part of the education of Pep Guardiola's side.

The 32-year-old midfielder has never played in the San Paolo, but knows the fanatical 60,000 fans at the Italian club are the closest thing Europe has to the mayhem of South America.

City need a point to qualify for the knockout phase, and the experienced Fernandinho - who reached the final of the South American equivalent, the Copa Libertadores, Atletico Paranaense in 2005 - says they need to focus on the game.

"We don't have atmospheres like this in the Premier League so it will be the first time for some guys, and I hope it doesn't make a difference for us," he said. …

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