Guardiola Demands More from David Silva after Wolves Defeat

Pep Guardiola may have come out with a glowing praises of David Silva throughout his tenure at Manchester City, but the manager was incredibly unhappy with the Spaniard in the recent defeat against Wolves. City ended up falling 2-0 to Wolves at the Etihad Stadium and the team are now an incredible eight points behind Liverpool even in this early stage of the campaign. It has not been a positive start by City, who have been criticised for being too unbalanced. There have been a lot of critics for City’s summer acquisition, as the club did not address an ageing squad.

Souness says Manchester City could pay the price for summer transfer mistake

Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness has said that Manchester City made a mistake after failing to pursue an experienced centre-back during the summer. The Citizens parted ways with long-serving captain Vincent Kompany at the end of the previous season but manager Pep Guardiola decided against pursuing a replacement from the transfer market.

Pep Guardiola confirms David Silva as the new Manchester City captain

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that David Silva has been voted as the new club captain by the first-team squad. The Spanish midfielder has already confirmed that he would be leaving the Citizens at the end of the ongoing campaign but he has still been handed with the captain’s armband, given he is the most experienced player within the club’s ranks following the departure of Vincent Kompany.

Alcantara says Manchester City boss has become more magical with time

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has said that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has got better as he has progressed into his managerial career. The Catalan tactician recently guided the Citizens to an unprecedented domestic treble in England and Thiago has praised the efforts put in by the former Barcelona and Bayern head coach.

Speaking to Goal.com, he said: “I always make the comparison that the coach works like the players. When you put a player in a great team, he gets better and he makes all team-mates better as well. With the years, he got better as a coach, not just because of experience but he also got better players and he could do better things with them on the pitch. He got more magical, more experienced, more tactical, more everything.”

Pep Guardiola confirms David Silva as the new Manchester City captain

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that David Silva has been voted as the new club captain by the first-team squad. The Spanish midfielder has already confirmed that he would be leaving the Citizens at the end of the ongoing campaign but he has still been handed with the captain’s armband, given he is the most experienced player within the club’s ranks following the departure of Vincent Kompany.

Speaking to reporters, Guardiola acknowledged that Silva has been chosen as the new skipper of the team following a meeting with the first-team squad. He added that the 33-year-old perfectly fits the bill, given he has the experience of the Premier League after serving more than a decade for the club, he said: “David Silva will be our captain. The captain has to be what he is. David has been here a decade, he knows the club and the Premier League.”

Matthaus says he would pick Leroy Sane ahead of Dembele for Bayern

Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus has said that he would prefer the recruitment of Leroy Sane over Ousmane Dembele at the Bavarian giants. Both Sane and Dembele have been linked with possible moves to the Allianz Arena this summer but Matthaus seems to favour the former due to the player’s close proximity with the German players at Bayern.

Speaking to Bild, Matthaus revealed that Sane is fond with a number of Bayern players, given they play together with the German national team. He added that the former Schalke 04 graduate should prove the perfect fit for Bayern when compared to Dembele, who has yet to make his bow in the Bundesliga, he said: “Sane already knows a lot of Bayern players from the national team and has already played with them. If I had the choice between a German and a French international player, I would take the German at Bayern Munich.”

Silva confirms he will leave Manchester City after the 2019/2020 season

Manchester City star David Silva has confirmed that he would be parting ways with the club when his contract expires at the end of next season. The Spaniard has been with the Citizens for the past nine years and the 33-year-old has said that he would prefer to complete a decade with the team before considering a fresh challenge away from the Premier League.

Speaking to reporters, Silva revealed that the Citizens were initially planning to keep him until the summer of 2021 but he opted to intervene and reduce the contract length by 12 months, he said: “No, this is the last one - 10 years for me is enough. It’s the perfect time for me. Initially, City were talking about two years, but I decided to sign another one, so I finished at 10 years. It completes the cycle. It’s a nice round figure. I can never see myself playing against City for another team. So 10 years – that’s it.”

Stan Collymore urges Liverpool to sign player with vision of David Silva

Former Liverpool star Stan Collymore has said that the Reds should look into a potential move for Ruben Neves from Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer. The 22-year-old has recently enjoyed an impressive debut season in the Premier League and Collymore believes the Portuguese is capable of adding more quality into the Reds’ ranks.

Speaking to The Mirror, he said: “He’ll know he needs a couple of marquee signings — Ruben Neves would be fantastic for Liverpool — and for his squad not to drop points in such games as the games against Manchester United and Everton. Ruben Neves is one, he’s been on the radar of several clubs. A playmaker. He has the kind of vision of a David Silva or a Bernardo Silva.”
Neves has been extremely impressive for Wolves since making the move from Porto two years ago. However, he has mostly plyed his trade in the central midfield role rather than moving into advanced attacking positions and that evades the potential comparison with David Silva or Bernardo Silva, who are both in the ranks of Manchester City.

Cengiz Under reveals his admiration for Manchester City star David Silva

AS Roma star Cengiz Under has revealed that he is a fond admirer of David Silva and would like to play together with the Spaniard. The Turkey international has been building a reputation for himself at Roma but he has been widely fancied to leave the Giallorossi to pursue a big-money move elsewhere in the summer.

Speaking to DAZN, Under said that he likes to watch the videos of other great players and Silva is one of those, who has impressed him the most. He added that he would like to play alongside the former Spain international, though that could remain a distant at the moment, he quipped: “I have always said that it's very nice to watch other great players, but one should always take himself as an example. You need to be self-critical and you need to improve yourself – I always watch my own videos after games. The one player I really like watching and admire is David Silva. I used to watch his videos often and I like his playing style very much. “I love him, so I hope we can play together some day!”

ESPN pundit explains Manchester City’s European defeat at Tottenham

ESPN pundit Alejandro Moreno believes Manchester City were playing with the hangover from last season’s Champions League quarter final against Liverpool and this contributed to the disappointing result at Tottenham Hotspur. The Citizens had gone into the first leg of the Champions League tie with the aim of securing an advantage, but they could not do so with Spurs eventually sealing a 1-0 triumph at their new stadium.

Speaking after the game, Moreno said that the Citizens were probably fearful after the disappointing defeats to Liverpool at a similar stage last season, and Guardiola may have approached the game with the aim of avoiding a sizeable defeat on the road, he said: “It felt like Manchester City were playing with the hangover of last year’s Champions League result against Liverpool in the back of their heads. They had that in the back of their mind and the way Guardiola approached the match was just to say ‘okay, we’ll take a draw here, or even a 1-0 loss, we just don’t want too much work in the second leg’. In doing so, you start to play more to not lose rather than to win.”

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