Fernandinho has revealed that “strong words” were exchanged in the Manchester City changing rooms after their Champions League defeat to Lyon.
Manchester City had been hoping to begin their UEFA Champions League campaign with three points, but they were below par as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat on Wednesday night.
Fernandinho has acknowledged that there was tension between the squad and stand-in manager Mikel Arteta after the game, but feels that can be a positive for the team going forward.
The Brazil international is quoted by The Sun as saying: “There were strong words. Not just him [Arteta] but from the players as well, but that is the best way to build a very good team. Of course, we are a good team but to compete in Europe you have to have something extra.
“I think it is a good point because we discussed it at half-time and before the game as well.”