A few days after winning the French Ligue 1 with AS Monaco, the sensation Bernardo Silva is taking his talent across the Channel to Manchester City where he will play for Guardiola in the Premier League. Obviously impressed by the young man, Guardiola made him a priority following the Champions League elimination against Monaco where Silva was brilliant.
His first words as a Manchester City player:
“I’m going to be joining one of the best teams in the world. To be part of this club and to have this opportunity is great. I can’t wait to begin trying to do my best to help the team reach their goals.”
Manchester City over the last few years has played to win and I want to win medals. When I spoke to the people at Manchester City they always told me their goal was to win titles and that is also my goal. So, I’m here with all the amazing players that we have, the coach and all the team that is behind us, I think we can do it. Of course when you have the opportunity of being trained by Guardiola, you don’t say no.
As we all know, what he did with Barcelona and Bayern Munich was amazing and we expect also here that he will win titles. It’s great to have the chance to work with him and to have this opportunity. Nowadays if you don’t work hard, even if you’re one of the best you don’t succeed. It’s not only defenders who have to defend or attackers who have to attack. It’s a team and we all have to do everything.
Playing for Monaco has been a great experience. I was a little bit surprised by how quickly I adapted to French football. We had a lot of Portuguese players and a Portuguese coach that helped me a lot as well. Of course, it will be a little difficult to leave Monaco. It is true that in Monaco this season we did some fantastic things. To win a title against PSG is not easy in France, to arrive in the semi-finals of the Champions League was fantastic.
“But this summer will be a good time to leave. We are champions and it was good to be part of Monaco. I am very grateful for everything but now I am looking forward to being part this new project in my life.”