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10th Aug 2022

Bernardo Silva believes that Manchester City deserve more respect

Callum Boyle

‘It just doesn’t make sense’

Manchester City winger Bernardo Silva has said he believes that the club deserve more respect for their performances over the years.

City claimed their fourth Premier League title in five years last season with a final day victory against Aston Villa, in which they came from two goals down to win 3-2.

Bernardo Silva

But despite their achievements, only three players from the Citizens featured in the Premier League Team of the Year. Silva featured alongside teammates Joao Cancelo and Kevin De Bruyne.

The Portugal international feels that his side are sometimes not given the recognition they deserve and that more people should take notice of their achievements.

“I’m not complaining here, but I feel like other clubs get a lot more credit than Man City for doing less,” he told ESPN.

“For example, when I was at Benfica – a huge club in Portugal with more fans, more everything – you do something nice, and they make it look like it’s great. Here at Man City, you do something great and they make it look like it’s just good.

“Again, I’m not complaining, but playing in the Premier League and winning four titles in five years and checking the Premier League team of the year every year and knowing that we’re never the team that has the most players.

“We don’t have the best manager, we don’t have the best players, but we still win four Premier Leagues in five years? It just doesn’t make sense. It probably shows that Man City players don’t get as much credit as they should.”

Bernardo Silva


Silva remains coy on Man City future

Silva’s future has been hot conversation with the 27-year-old continuously linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium. Barcelona – despite their perilous financial state – are the favourites to land his signature but for now, Silva has said he is happy in England for now.

“I’ve always said that I’m happy here, but I have no idea what’s going to happen. We’ll see, honestly. My relationship with the club is very honest. I’ve been open with them and they know what I want.

“If I stay, I’m very happy, and I will always respect this club and give all my best. If not, it’s football and we’ll just see what happens.”

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