The Spanish midfielder is widely considered to be City’s greatest ever player, something Guardiola says should make him proud.
The boss also praises his ability to dictate the tempo of our football. Silva, he says, the orchestrator of our attacks.
Silva, 32, made 29 Premier League appearances this season as City swept aside all before them to post a record 100 points and win the title comfortably.
His 11 assists was the third highest in the division, and he also weighed in with nine goals.
But his influence cannot be measured in mere statistics: Silva is our creative hub, the man through which our best football travels.
You can watch Pep's full thoughts on Silva via the video above!
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