In-form City might be favourites to overcome the Ukraine champions of their 2nd staff recreation on the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.
But Fernandinho insists they can not manage to pay for any complacency towards a Shakthar group stocked, as same old, together with his Brazilian compatriots.
He spent the early a part of his profession in Europe with Shakthar, prior to a £30million transfer to City in 2013, and is having a look ahead to the reunion.
“I am so glad to play against them,” he stated. “I had nice occasions over there – with my team-mates and the lovers. It might be great to look all of them once more.
“We all know they all the time play attacking soccer – there may be numerous Brazilian avid gamers of their squad. Every yr they try for the name within the Ukraine and within the Champions League they are trying to play in the similar approach they play of their home league.
“We have to be prepared for that because they are a dangerous team. They’re full of good players. They like to play technical football – so it will be a great game on Tuesday.”
City’s Five-Zero win over Crystal Palace took their objectives tally to 27 in handiest 8 aggressive fixtures up to now – a median of 3 and a part a recreation.
And after recording two Five-Zero ranking strains and a 6-Zero win of their remaining 3 Premier League video games, Fernandinho says their completing is way more scientific in comparison to remaining season.
The 31-year-old midfielder added: “We’ve modified since remaining yr. Then we created such a lot of possibilities however did not ranking.
“Now we’re growing such a lot of – and we’re scoring them.
“I am now not the specialist to speak about that however I am simply so glad that we’re scoring them.
Fernandinho, who’s out of contract on the finish of the season, showed his representatives have opened talks with Manchester City’s hierarchy over a brand new deal, even supposing not anything has been agreed but.