The Brazil international switched to the Premier League side from Shakhtar Donetsk last summer and has impressed for Manuel Pellegrini's side.

Fernandinho helped win the Capital One Cup on Sunday to claim his first piece of silverware at the club and plans to win more important trophies for City.

The 28-year-old also hopes to catch the eye of Brazilian national team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari ahead of this summer's World Cup.

"I settled very quickly in Manchester, but in the beginning I had to overcome many difficulties," Fernandinho said.

"People were not looking at me favourably because other Brazilians at City had not done so well. Also, Ukrainian football is not rated very highly in Europe.