Pep Guardiola lavishes praise David Silva after Newcastle United win

    The Manchester City midfielder was at his best against the Magpies and boss Pep Guardiola stated: “I have never seen anyone like him.”

    Pep Guardiola hailed David Silva after the veteran Spaniard provided an inspiring screen in Manchester City‘s 5-0 knocking of Newcastle on Wednesday.

    Silva scored an exceptional free-kick and established the first and last goals of a one-sided Premier League triumph for Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling at the Etihad Arena.

    The 34- year-old is leaving the club at the end of the season after a years’s impressive service and, although all games are currently being played behind closed doors, Guardiola is identified his fellow citizen gets a fitting goodbye.

    The City manager stated: “It is not the game today– which was amazing– however what he has actually done over 10 years.

    ” When individuals come back to the Etihad Arena we will do a goodbye game for among the legends of this club.

    ” He is possibly the very best in the little areas. Moving in between the lines I have actually never ever seen anybody like him.

    I’m gon na miss this team

    — David Silva (@21 LVA) July 8, 2020

    “He has come back from lockdown in incredible form and rhythm. If he decides to play on he can play anywhere – there is no doubt about this.”

    Riyad Mahrez was likewise on target and there was a Federico Fernandez own goal as City bounced back from a surprise loss at Southampton to overwhelm Newcastle.

    Guardiola stated: “At Southampton I believed about the way we played however this game has to do with winning.

    David Silva curls home a free-kick (Michael Regan/NMC Pool/PA)

    “Now we have four weeks to finish second, score a lot of goals. We want to score goals, respect the football and prepare well for Arsenal and (Real) Madrid.”

    Guardiola rested 19- year-old centre-back Eric Garcia, whose remarkable current form has actually seen him linked with boyhood club Barcelona.

    Guardiola confessed the club still have work to do to protect his services.

    Masterclass from @21 LVA. Constantly finding out!!

    — Phil Foden (@PhilFoden) July 8, 2020

    He stated: “He has one more year on hiscontract If they desire him they need to call him and we are going to attempt to persuade him to remain here for numerous, numerous, several years.

    “I am confident he will stay but at the end it is his decision. We want him but if he doesn’t want to stay we cannot do anything else. He knows, his agent knows, his family knows that we want him.”

    Newcastle’s cause was not assisted by a raft of injuries with manager Steve Bruce required to make 6 changes.

    Bruce, nevertheless, yielded that his side were beat.

    Newcastle manager Steve Bruce saw his side well beaten at the Etihad Arena (Michael Regan/NMC Pool/PA)

    He stated: “We are dissatisfied however I need to state they were far too great for us. We have actually got to be extremely sincere and state we did refrain from doing enough to lay a glove on them.

    ” We understood we were up against it. We can’t lack 6 or 7 of our much better players, particularly when you pertain to a location like this, however I do not wish to utilize that as the reason.

    ” We need to be much better than that. It was too simple for them from the first whistle to the last. , if we play like that here we are going to get beaten and we were..

    “They were far too good for us in all departments but the manner of it upsets me greatly. I wanted us to put on more of a show than we did.”

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