The £30million signing from Shakhtar Donetsk made his first outing in a City shirt in Sunday's 2-0 friendly defeat to SuperSport United in Pretoria.
Fernandinho: "The players are already getting used to his style on and off the pitch.
"Pre-season is a good time for this. We can learn his personality.
"I'm enjoying working with him, but I think it will always take more time for the players and the manager to get used to each other fully.
"It seems like he has that real winning mentality and a strong football philosophy that he will make the players understand.
"It felt like a great honour to play with such big names and fantastic players.
"I don't feel 100% fit yet but I have two weeks of pre-season now to train, then hopefully I will feel top quality."
Source: Manchester City MAD