Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has claimed that Bernardo Silva has been their most effective player so far this campaign, claiming that he was delighted with the midfielder’s performances.
Bernardo has agreed a new deal with City, which will keep the player at the club until the summer of 2022. He has scored 9 goals in all competitions this season, and has not let the club the feel the pain of Kevin De Bruyne’s absence.
Guardiola was keen to praise the midfielder and said that he has been very effective both in the matches as well as in training sessions, and was very happy that he chose to stay with the club.
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“We judge our players by what they do on the pitch and he has maybe been the most effective player this season on the pitch and in training sessions,” he said, according to Goal. “I have said what a lovely guy he is and how he is appreciated because of the way he behaves.
“I’m grateful and delighted. It is an honour for us because it means he wants to stay.”
Manchester City are currently fighting on three fronts this season. Having already won the League Cup, they are looking to win the other three trophies and complete the quadruple for the first time in the history of English football.
The defending league champions are one point ahead of Liverpool in the title race and are in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and the Champions League. It remains to be seen how many of those competitions they end up winning.