Manchester, June 21 (IANS) Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva has improved a lot under manager Pep Guardiola, feels his Portuguese compatriot Nuno Gomes.
Silva moved to Man City three years ago and has since blossomed at the English Premier League club under Guardiola.
“Bernardo is, for me at the moment, one of the best players that we have in Portugal,” Gomes said on Manchester City’s official website.
“With Pep he’s improved a lot. I believe that Guardiola has said a lot of times that he is a massive fan of Bernardo Silva.
“And I believe Bernardo Silva, knowing that he has the trust and the confidence of the coach, he goes onto the field and he plays naturally, because he has a talent that is natural.”
Bernardo has improved also in terms of defending, Gomes continued.
“The way that he pushes the opponent, [as well as] the way he can compromise (opposition) defensive situations, because with the ball he is one of the best.
“I believe with Pep Guardiola, he has already improved a lot in his style of play, and I’m a big fan of Bernardo Silva.”
Silva is likely to be part of the Manchester City line-up they take on Burnley in their second match of the revamped calendar on Monday.