After Manchester City’s victory on Aston Villa on Wednesday in Matchday 14 of the Premier League (2-1), Pep Guardiola praised one of his players, whom he currently considers to be the best performing in the championship.
A true declaration of love. Pep Guardiola took out the compliments after Manchester City’s victory at Aston Villa on Wednesday on Matchday 16 of the Premier League (2-1). The Skyblues coach was particularly laudatory towards Bernardo Silva, author of a sumptuous goal at Villa Park. After a backlash, the attacking midfielder doubled the stake with a volley in the middle of the race, taking a cross from Gabriel Jesus.
« He scored a fantastic goal. The finish was incredible against a very good goalkeeper, » said Guardiola in comments reported by The Times. He has special qualities and he can do whatever he wants. When a player has this talent, it depends on him. He’s a player of another level. «
Under contract until 2025
At 27, the Portuguese international (64 caps, eight goals) has been making convincing outings in recent weeks. Since last summer, he has started all Champions League and Championship matches (19). By going out only five times. With five goals and two assists, the former Monegasque shines among the champions of England. Far beyond his stats.
« Bernardo Silva was the best player in the league two or three seasons ago and he’s the best right now, Guardiola bluntly believes. You have to look at the tapes from three years ago, when we had 98 points, and you see the player he is now. » Not always a holder since his arrival in the summer of 2017 (50 million euros), the native of Lisbon is now asserting himself as an essential element at the Etihad Stadium. What to put him in confidence, at a time when his contract runs until 2025.