Bruno: I know what this means to the fans
Here's another chance to see Bruno's comments about the FA Cup, Liverpool and his contribution...
Bruno, firstly, how are you and how have you recovered after the Fulham game? "Well, you always recover well when you win so I am ready for the next one.” It was a tough game but you are managing to win these tight games… "Yes, as everyone knows, I think without the fans it is harder to play because the [opposition] teams are playing with a little bit of less pressure, so they can keep the ball, they have more time on the ball, they start playing with it a little bit more. And maybe before the pressure of the fans to call them to go forward, and go direct, and all of that stuff, but teams now play a bit more and I really liked the way Fulham played. They didn't surprise me because I had seen some games of theirs and I think they have really good qualities. They are well trained to be better than where they are in this moment.” You are a scorer of great goals, so did you enjoy Paul Pogba’s world-class strike? “Of course, you enjoy those kind of goals. You know, you know, everyone knows, and I think everybody will never forget Paul has that quality and he is capable of scoring that kind of goal, and the kinds of games and performances he is doing. And I think you always enjoy it when somebody scores a goal like that.” The game against Liverpool this weekend might be settled by a wonderful goal, as it’s usually a tight game. How much have you realised the importance of this fixture to the fans? “In the past already, I have seen Manchester playing for a long time and I know what that game means for the fans. Everyone knows and of course for us it means a lot because it is a cup and it is a chance to put one of the strongest teams who are in the cup with us out. So we have to take that. Of course, we have so many teams in the cup in this moment that maybe you can have an easier game than this, but if you want to win the cup then you have to beat the biggest teams, so we have a chance now to beat one of the best that is left in the FA Cup.” Their form has been brought into question a little bit – what is your take on how they are playing? “I think teams have moments, you know. I don't think Liverpool is playing poorly. I think they don't win and this is the point. When teams don't win, everyone talks about that. When players don't score, everyone talks about that. I feel that on me because I know the standard is high, because I arrived and I scored a lot of goals and make a lot of assists, and everyone is wanting goals and assists from me. It is the same - everyone expects goals from Salah, from Firminho and from Mane. They are not scoring in the last games and it starts feeling like 'oh, they are not playing well'. They create, they play, but the other teams are playing better and as I said before they have more qualities to play. Every team goes there to play maybe without the pressure of the fans. Teams play a little bit more comfortably and, as I say, I think it is a moment. We don't have to look at that moment because big teams and big players can show in every moment.”