Pep Guardiola confirms David Silva is returning to Manchester City for a testimonial when fans get back to Etihad, claiming ‘they could name a street, a field, a statue’ after the majestic midfielder
- Pep Guardiola has confirmed that David Silva will receive a testimony
- Silva ran the show on Wednesday when City scored five goals past Newcastle
- After ten years of loyal service, he left the club at the end of the season
- Guardiola said the Spaniard will return once fans get back to stadiums
Pep Guardiola confirmed that David Silva will return to Manchester City for a testimony once supporters are allowed back into the stadiums.
Silva’s sparkling display at Newcastle’s 5-0 demolition last night underscored the quality City will miss when he leaves this summer.
The 34-year-old scored a lavish free kick and recorded a tenth Premier League assist of the season, a milestone he has reached at Etihad Stadium in each of his ten years.
Pep Guardiola has confirmed that David Silva will return to the club for a special testimony
The Spaniard put on a sparkling display when Manchester City scored five goals past Newcastle
“He’s coming back for the farewell game for all the fans because he’s an incredible legend,” said Guardiola. “They could name a street, a field, a statue (after him) – this is not my case.
“David may be the best in tight spaces, he moves between lines, I’ve never seen anyone like him. He came back from lockdown in incredible form and rhythm. If he decides to continue playing, he can play anywhere – no doubt.
The young players learned from David’s example. He is someone who doesn’t talk much but sets a good example. He is a huge competitor. ‘
Silva scored an excellent free kick and gave two assists when City rebelled on Wednesday
Silva leaves the club at the end of the season after ten loyal years of service to the Citizens
City remains confident that Eric Garcia will remain with the club, amid interest from the defender’s former club, Barcelona.
Garcia, represented by Carles Puyol, is also enthusiastic about the opportunities offered to him this season and is open to continue under Guardiola. City plans contract talks with the 19-year-old.
“I am sure he will stay, but it is his decision,” added the city manager. “He knows we want him. He knows his agent knows and his family knows we want him. He’s young. “
Meanwhile, Steve Bruce complained of defensive errors after Newcastle’s surrender. “We are disappointed,” he said. “We have to do better. We gave them goals.
“When you come here, you have to be somewhere near your best. If you come here to play and play like that, you will be hit heavily. ‘
Guardiola said “they could name a street, a field, a statue” after the magnificent midfielder