Rodri: 'I’m very happy of my decision to join Man City'

Tue 08 December 2020 | 11:25

The stylish Spanish midfielder moved to the Etihad Stadium with a sumptuous deal in 2019, however he is still trying to shine in English football


Rodri has no second thoughts over his choice to join

Manchester City

in 2019, the 24-year-old is "really happy" at the Etihad Stadium regardless of questions about his form. 

Pep Guardiola made much noise by buying the Spanish starlet from

Atletico Madrid

. It took a club-record of €70 million (£63m/$79m) to complete that bargain.

Rodri has shown off a few of his capabilities during his time in England, yet he has not become a key player to the Blues' squad as everyone expected he would be. 

He still got work to do and improve himself, however, there are no questions concerning the young star that he settled on the correct decision in trading Atleti for Cityzens. 

Rodri told City’s official website:

“In London, in Manchester, they’re big cities in football culture in our country.

“You have this feeling that you are in the best environment of football, the best quality, and that makes you improve and grow a lot since you were a kid.

“I’m quite happy with how things are going, I’m very optimistic and I’m very happy of my decision, I’m really happy here.”

Rodri has the ideal good example close by him at City with regards to learning the midfield tactics in the

Premier League

, with the 24-year-old hoping to learn as much as he can from Fernandinho.

He added:

“He’s a top player, and we need him because of his experience and quality.

“But I know we are different players and have different things to show to the team.

“I try to learn from him but not exactly the same, we are different players and do what the manager demands of us.”

He also said:

“Football is a mix, you have to learn about it but you need talent, you have to be a good player.

“For me always you have to learn (and) try to listen to people with more experience because once you get older there are things that are more important that you don’t see when you are younger.

“So for me that’s a good point, I always try to learn.”

source: SportMob