Fernandinho on signing a two-year contract extension until 2020 says he is enjoying his status as one of the senior players at Manchester City.
The 32 year-old Manchester City midfielder says his position as a role model to younger players feels ‘different’.
“It’s a new part of my life,” Fernandinho told CityTV. “Since I was young, my friends were all older than me so I was always the young guy and now it’s different.
“I’m one of the senior guys. But my whole life I have tried to speak less and watch more, observe more, to learn more.
“All the things I have learned through those years I have tried to teach to others and help them to achieve another level, to make them better players, to help them to achieve their targets.”
The Brazilian has now agreed a deal which will see him remain at the Etihad for at least another two seasons.