In an exclusive interview with CityTV, Bernardo Silva talks about David Silva, his own form, and the challenge of taking on Real Madrid next month....
Bernardo Silva has paid tribute to team-mate David Silva who he believes is irreplaceable.
"He is one of the best midfielders of all-time," said Bernardo. "David might not score that many goals or make so many assists, but he brings something different to the team that maybe people don't always realise - the actions before the goals and he brings so much to the team.
"It is a different impact he has on the game and it is huge and maybe that’s one of the reasons he maybe didn’t have the praise in past seasons that he perhaps should have.
"I will miss him and I’m quite sad that he will leave us because he is a fantastic player and also a really nice guy. He helped me a lot when I first arrived at the club in training and on the pitch and I like to think I am a lot like him and we are similar in the way we are.
"All players are different and I cannot compare myself to him because he has won so many things over the years. Yes, we both are technical and left-footed and can play in different positions, but there is only one David Silva.
"It a pleasure to play alongside him and learn from him and I hope cam take some of his game and bring it in my game."
Looking ahead to next month and the trip to Real Madrid, Bernardo says he and his team-mates can't wait to take on Los Blancos.
"It's nice, it's good, but very tough because we are playing a side who has won the Champions League many times," he said. "You have to play he tougher sides in the later stages of this competition and Real Madrid are one of the best with a fantastic managers and amazing players, but come on - these are the games you want to play in as a player and I'm really looking forward to it."
Watch the full interview with Bernardo via the video above!
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