Fabinho does not agree with Pep Guardiola’s assessment that Monaco would be the favourites in their Champions League round of 16 tie with Manchester City.
The City boss suggested during his pre-match conference that the Ligue 1 leaders will be the team to beat following their superb type in 2016-17, Leonardo Jardim’s side having scored 76 league goals this season.
Nonetheless, Fabinho remains wary of Guardiola’s males ahead of their trip to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.
“I would not say we are the favourites,” Fabinho mentioned at a media conference.
“I can think about why Guardiola would like to convey that message, but we have noticed what City are capable of.
“They are a very fantastic team, it’ll not be simple to quit them, but with our strengths and qualities we’ll be seeking to put on a fantastic performance.
“We are playing seriously nicely and we are nevertheless in four competitions. Everybody does their job for the team and it really is the same when the coach modifications players up.”
Fabinho also had his say on promising youngster Kylian Mbappe, who has been in sublime type this campaign and is regarded as on the list of most significant talents in Europe.
“Kylian is 18 and he has not stopped surprising us,” Fabinho added. “We are with him every single day in training and he’s unique.
“He does items in training which mean he is going to turn into a fantastic player.”