Silva show top-class says Guardiola

17 October 2021 22:21:06 GMTPlus11
Bernardo Silva is hitting top form

Pep Guardiola has described the recent performances of Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva as "extraordinary", insisting the player is at the same level as when the club won the domestic treble in 2019.

Guardiola's City are 2/7 to beat Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday, with the draw available at 5/1.

Silva sets up victory

Silva opened the scoring for City in their 2-0 win over Burnley at the Etihad on Saturday and continued a run of excellent performances in the middle of the park alongside Spaniard Rodri.

The win moved the Citizens up to third in the standings and they are now only two points adrift of leaders Chelsea.

He is at the level of the second season when we won with 98 points and he was out of this world.

Pep Guardiola

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And, if the club are to retain their title this season, diminutive midfielder Silva is sure to play a part with Guardiola believing he is demonstrating the kind of form he hit in the 2018-19 season, when he scored seven league goals and laid on as many assists.

Portuguese star Silva joined City from Monaco back in 2017 for around €50 million and has since won three Premier League titles, four EFL Cups and one FA Cup with the Manchester club, having also helped them reach the Champions League final last term.

Guardiola full of praise

Speaking after the match about Silva, Guardiola told reporters: "He is in incredibly good form alongside Rodri and both played so well the last four or five games.

"He is at the level of the second season when we won with 98 points and he was out of this world.

"Today he scored a goal, that's important for him. The performance of Bernardo has been extraordinary again."

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