Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dinho Hoping to Bank on City Strength in Russia

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dinho Hoping to Bank on City Strength in Russia

Article excerpt

FERNANDINHO hopes his City experience can help Brazil rid the demons of the 2014 World Cup.

The midfield star headed off to the last tournament as a Premier League winner after a successful first season in England.

Brazil made it to the semi-finals and had home advantage - but were stunned 7-1 by Germany in one of the most brutal thrashings the tournament has seen.

It will be a very different Brazil heading to this World Cup - Gabriel Jesus, who will lead the team out at Anfield for their friendly against Croatia this week, spent the summer of 2014 painting the streets of Sao Paolo.

And City team-mate Fernandinho, having moved on from that heartbreak to form part of the new regime, is counting on his improvement under the last few years to make a difference this summer. …

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