Pep Guardiola greets to David Silva after substituting him


Guardiola admits that he wanted to sign Silva for his Barça

Published:25/01/2020 - 15:11h

Updated:25/01/2020 - 15:11h

David Silva has been one of the best Premier League midfielders this past decade and Pep Guardiola has managed to get the best out of him. The Catalan coach has acknowledged that he wanted to sign the canary when he was at Barça

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David Silva has been one of the big mediapuntas that has given the Spanish football in this last decade. The Canarian, in spite of being always to the shadow of Xavi or Andrés Iniesta in Spain, is considered one of the greater talents that has gone through the Premier League these last ten years. After shining in Valencia, the Manchester City did with him and has finished turning into an institution in England.

To the orders of Pep Guardiola has been when the ex valencianista has taken out his best football when turning into one of the leaders of the best City of the history. The Catalan trainer always has had in very high esteem to the Canarian and did him key in his system of game. Now that the one of Arguineguín is about to to give by finalised his last campaign in Manchester, the one of Santpedor has discovered that it wanted to ficharle when it directed to the Barça.

"It would have liked me a lot have it in the Barça. When it was in the Barcelona, thought 'what well that it is this uncle and how would like me have it', but to the end of his career, have been together and has been very well", recognised in the documentary report of the television of the 'cityzens' in homage to Silva, titled 'Made in Big Canarian'.

The Spanish technician also explained the base of the game of the Canarian, that always has been his talent and quality. The mediapunta never was the fastest neither the strongest, but always marked the difference with the balloon in his power. "It is a question of subsistence. When you are not very fast and are not very strong, if you want to play to the highest level has to be different, have to be very good, and he is it", commented.

When Silva fichó by the City, many doubted of his adaptation to England by his style of game and his origin. Guardiola Shattered these prejudices with his statements. "Always you have those prejudices in which you think that it is Canarian, with the sun and the good time, and as it can come to play to places so cold? The prejudices always are bad advisers. It is very surprising as in a so physical League, uncomfortable, hard by the bad time, by the form to play, has been able to adapt so well", explained.

Silva admits to have refused to the Madrid many times

On the other hand, the one of Big Canarian admitted that the Real Madrid insisted a lot in that it went to his quarry in his day. The whites detected the talent of the Spanish, but went the own player the one who refused all his proposals. "It is true that the Real Madrid called me all the years so that it went me with them, but decide not going, since we take the decision to return to my city until the 14 years", aimed.

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