Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has spoken of his desire to win the Premier League title, according to Sky Sports.

The Brazilian wants to add the trophy to City's cabinet alongside the Capital One Cup, which Fernandinho insists was a very important competition to win.

In an interview taken before the Barcelona second leg, he told Sambafoot: “It was really important for us and especially for me to win a trophy in my first season for the club."

“It was a really important achievement and has given me more motivation to work towards winning more trophies.

“We still have a chance to win and to fight for the title right up until the end of the season."

Chelsea are currently sitting at the top of the Premier League but City could overtake them on goal difference if they win their remaining games in hand.

“We have three games in hand and we have to win all three to give ourselves a chance of winning the championship. I think it’s possible.”

In a league that many foreign players struggle to adapt, Fernandinho has been excellent for City in a defensive midfield role in his first season with the club.

"The process of adaptation really was quick. I arrived here, tried to do my best and I worked a lot."

“I tried to do everything that the coach asked of me and I have managed, in these six months, to gain his confidence, that of my team-mates and also the respect of the fans.

“I think what helped me in this adaptation was the really hard work I did to reach my objective, which was to become a first-choice in the team.

“Everybody welcomed me and helped me a lot. I think this was really important for me because it meant that I was really relaxed and could commit myself to my work on the pitch. I’m really grateful for this.”

Manchester City's next league game is away against Hull on Saturday where they will hope to avoid an upset especially after their Champions League exit last night.

City were beaten 2-1 on the night by Barcelona and lost on aggregate 4-1 in the last 16. The Premier League remains their only hope for more silverware this season.

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