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Fernandinho lauds 'really important' Mahrez

City skipper Fernandinho has heaped praise on Riyad Mahrez after the winger's dazzling display during the 1-0 Carabao Cup final victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

The victory at Wembley takes City to a record-equalling four successive League Cup titles, and Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero are now the most decorated players in the competition’s history, with their six successes moving them one clear of Ian Rush and David Silva (both five).

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Mahrez was in sparkling form in London, constantly posing a threat to the Tottenham defence and coming close on multiple occasions to finding the net.

The Algerian was also awarded the Man of the Match award for his display and Fernandinho was full of praise for his teammate.

"He's really important," he said. "He's really confident. He has his confidence back and I'm really happy to see him high in confidence.

"He can help us a lot during the games."

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The Brazilian also spoke about his personal League Cup milestone, the feeling of having fans back in the stadium and also the upcoming Champions League semi-final first leg against Paris Saint Germain.

Watch the entire interview via the video above.

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