11 Apr Man Metropolis information: ‘No Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo is nice for Blues’ – Bernardo Silva sees collective power on the Etihad
The Portuguese playmaker performs alongside a world famous person at worldwide degree, however feels his membership aspect profit from having no apparent focus
Bernardo Silva claims Manchester Metropolis’s power is “not having a participant like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi” inside their ranks.
Few teams in world football may think about themselves to be higher off with out a five-time Ballon d’Or winner at their disposal.
The exploits of everlasting rivals Ronaldo and Messi over the course of the final decade and past have seen them elevate the bar of particular person excellence to by no means earlier than seen heights.
Metropolis, although, place larger emphasis on collective spirit over private brilliance, with Pep Guardiola having pieced collectively a squad that’s suffering from expertise with out having one apparent focus.
Silva, who seems at worldwide degree alongside Juventus ahead Ronaldo, considers the Etihad Stadium methodology to be good, telling GQ Portugal: “The captains, primarily [Vincent] Kompany, has clearly a big effect throughout the group, Fernandinho, who talks lots, even within the hardest moments, David Silva and [Sergio] Aguero, older gamers, all robust names, particularly within the troublesome instances of the season.
“I imagine, although, that the power of our team is just not having a participant like Cristiano or Messi, who by themselves make a distinction.
“Each participant has their place on the team and all gamers really feel equally vital. I feel that’s the foremost power of our team.”
Silva added on that evaluation, with the 24-year-old wanting to level out that he’s merely suggesting that Metropolis wouldn’t have a single participant that they at all times look in the direction of for inspiration: “That’s not actually what I imply. I imply that we don’t have a Messi or Cristiano, that clearly is above everybody else, who you move the ball to they usually rating.
“When you will have somebody like Cristiano, you already know generally he wins video games by himself, we don’t have that in Man Metropolis.”
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Metropolis do have loads of match-winners on their books and stay in rivalry for an historic quadruple this season in consequence.
Their Champions League bid did endure a blow when struggling a 1-Zero first leg defeat to Tottenham on the quarter-final stage, however they nonetheless have a house date to return in that contest.
They’re additionally by way of to the FA Cup ultimate and properly positioned to defend their Premier League title, having already tasted Carabao Cup glory with a penalty shootout victory over Chelsea.