Man City boss Pep Guardiola makes huge claim about Bernardo Silva

Schalke vs Manchester City

Manchester City are set to face German outfit Schalke on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League tie.

City will then host Schalke in the return leg on March 12th.

Man City head into the game on a solid run of form after convincingly beating both Arsenal and Chelsea.

City are also top of the Premier League, although Liverpool do have a game in hand.

As for Schalke, they are having a rather rough 2018/19 season.

The German outfit currently sit 14th in the Bundesliga having won just one of their last five league outings.

Pep Guardiola & Maurizio Sarri

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea speaks to Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola on Bernardo Silva

Heading into the game with Schalke, City boss Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the media.

Guardiola discussed a number of topics but perhaps most interesting was his comments about Bernardo Silva.

Silva joined City in 2017 from AS Monaco for a fee of around £45m.

The midfielder had a decent start to life at City but it is this campaign were he is excelling.

After an impressive run of form, Guardiola was asked if Silva could become the biggest start from Portugal, to which he responded:

“He is the big star already.”

This is obviously a huge claim given Cristiano Ronaldo is also Portuguese.

Guardiola then continued to lavish praise on Silva:

“I think this season he is one of the best two or three players in the PL. He is a joy.

“For a manager I am incredibly lucky guy to have Bernardo, to enjoy him in every training session & every single game. He’s a lovely guy. I love him.”

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