Pep Guardiola hails David Silva’s return versus Huddersfield Town

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was pleased with the return of David Silva for Sunday’s league meeting against Huddersfield Town. The Spaniard had missed the Community Shield and the Premier League opener with a minor fitness concern but he marked his return against the Terriers in style by scoring a sumptuous goal in a thumping 6-1 victory.

Speaking after the game, Guardiola was full of praise for the Spaniard, who became only the third player in the club’s history after Vincent Kompany and Richard Dunne to make 250 Premier League appearances. He added to talk about Silva’s won Mateo, who was the special mascot for the Citizens’ opening game at the Etihad Stadium.

Harry Kane: Manchester City are the team to beat next season

Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane believes Manchester City are the team to beat next season after romping to the Premier League title last term. The Citizens secured the English crown in blistering fashion after becoming the first top-flight team to rack 100 points and Kane feels Spurs need to have a ‘very good season’ in order to challenge Pep Guardiola’s team next term.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, he said: “It will take a very good season (to challenge Manchester City) but we've been up there for the last few years now. City had an amazing year last year but the Premier League is tough and it doesn't always happen like that to go year on year so we've just got to focus on ourselves and see what we can do.”

David Silva to remain at City

Former Spain international and David Silva close friend, David Villa believes that the playmaker will remain with Manchester City for a few more years. He said that his friend is happy playing for City and that there is no reason why he should be leaving.

David Villa believes that David Silva has been playing really well with Manchester City for the past few seasons and that he will only become better with Pep Guardiola as the head of the team. Silva is a highly technical player and that he loves to make things happen and for this type of player it is a blessing to play under the former Barcelona manager.

David Silva has no plans of retiring from international football

Spain international David Silva has stressed that he has no plans of retiring from international football in the near future. The Manchester City star came off a brilliant season in the Premier League where the Citizens won the title in a historic fashion and he is presently with the Spain national side at the World Cup.

Speaking to Marca, Silva indicated that he is not thinking about stepping down from international football and believes his game has improved with the experience gained, he said: “Of course, I'm older, but I don't have an expiry date. I'm not thinking about retirement and for as long as I feel this way I will continue to be available for selection. I've always been mentally strong, otherwise I wouldn't have been around this long, when I feel that I'm not contributing I'll raise my hand and say so. I've always put in a big physical effort, I'm playing more centrally now. I think I'm a better footballer now for all of my experience.”

Pep Guardiola: David Silva is a mixture of Iniesta and Xavi

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on David Silva following a strong season for the Citizens, where he contributed 10 goals and 13 assists across all competitions. The Spain international had missed certain parts of the campaign owing to the ill health of his newborn son but he nevertheless managed to maintain focus to guide City to their third Premier League title.

Speaking on ESPN Brazil, Guardiola hailed the showing of the Spain international through the campaign and compared his performances with those of Xavi and Iniesta whilst he was managing Barcelona, he said: “Xavi was a player with outstanding control and dynamic, he couldn't lose the ball. He could control the game rhythm, reading perfectly when to accelerate ... Andres is similar, but always changing the pace. And David Silva is a mixture between both of them. David also knows when to control and when to accelerate.”

Lionel Messi highlights David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne as key players ahead of World Cup

Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has highlighted Manchester City duo David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne as among the players, who could make the difference at the World Cup. The pair were crucial towards ending the Citizens’ three-season wait for the Premier League title as they broke several records last term.

Speaking to reporters, Messi indicated that City are the best-represented team at the global tournament ahead of Real Madrid. He continued to name the big-name players in different squads where Silva and De Bruyne were both mentioned. He said: “City have 16 players going to the World Cup, making them the best-represented club at the showpiece in Russia ahead of Real Madrid with 15. Brazil have Neymar and Philippe [Coutinho. Spain have Andres Iniesta and [David] Silva. Germany don't have any one star, but they are very solid. Belgium have [Eden] Hazard and [Kevin] De Bruyne. France have [Antoine] Griezmann and [Kylian] Mbappe.”

David Silva Admits Manchester City Success Has Helped Him In A Personal Scale

Manchester City midfielder David Silva has admitted that the club’s Premier League glory has helped him deal with the premature birth of his son earlier in December. The Citizens were handed the league crown after their goalless draw against Huddersfield Town last weekend and Silva has highlighted that he is ‘so happy’ to have won the title alongside the ever improving health of his son, Mateo.

He told Sky Sports News: “Yeah this is a big one for me, because what happened with my son. I am so happy because he is getting better and we got the title. I can't ask for more. Because the team were playing so well, that helped me. I feel okay I feel good. I have to travel to Spain and back to England, it was a tough time for me but you know we are the champions.”

Nicolas Otamendi Believes Romelu Lukaku Is One Of The Toughest Opponents To Play Against

Manchester City centre-back Nicolas Otamendi has claimed that Barcelona’s Luis Suarez and Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku are two of the toughest opponents to play against. In an exclusive interview with Marca, he said: “There are many. Luis Suarez is a striker who is constantly moving, making diagonal runs, creating space, then you always have to be prepared to run. Then Lukaku is another very strong player, technically good, quick... It's between those two.”

Meanwhile with Argentina due to face Spain on Tuesday night, the 29-year-old was asked as to which player La Roja player he would prefer to have alongside him, and he was quick to point out to his clubmate David Silva, he added:“David Silva. He's a player who looks different, it's very difficult to take the ball off him. I'm lucky to play with him for our club. Spain has many great players, like Iniesta. Who wouldn't like having them in their team?”

Silva Happy After Carabao Win

Manchester City midfielder David Silva is happy after his team managed to win the Carabao Cup. He said that there is a great atmosphere in the club and that they will be hoping that they could build on that and win more trophies until the end of the season.

David Silva said that it was not an easy game as Arsenal is a strong team and that they had to fight for every ball. He said that the players knew that if they gave the Arsenal players time on the ball they could create opportunities for them and this is why they had to fight on the pitch.

David Silva said that this was an important win for him as he has been out of the team for quite some time due to injuries and that he is happy to have scored in this game.

Kevin De Bruyne Believes His Teammate Is Very Underrated

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has hailed the contribution of David Silva, who has been the unsung hero in the Citizens’ cruise to the Premier League title this term. The likes of De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero have been earning plaudits for their performances over the course of the season, but the former believes that Silva has been equally influential, and he is probably ‘very underrated’.

In a report covered by Omnisport, De Bruyne said: “The thing is we don't have competition. I'd prefer it if he scores even more, it helps us. But everybody is doing their part. One day it will be me, on another day it will be David. Obviously, I'm very satisfied with the way I'm playing, I feel I'm playing really well. But I don't need to score or give assists, I just need to do my thing to help us win games and, in the end, I will be very happy. David is unbelievable to play alongside, he's very underrated, and that means a lot considering his standards.”

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