David Silva wants to cap Manchester Stay with Champions League glory
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David Silva wants to cap Manchester Stay with Champions League glory

Departing David Silva joked that he will miss the English weather as he called time on his ten-year stay at Manchester City.

Even though Silva could not add to his 60 goals and 93 assists, the 34-year-old was in good spirits. But he might not be done yet, with the Champions League to come next month.

"To win so many titles and the way we won it, I am a lucky guy," he said.

"I have had a lot of nice moments, and this one as well, the last one. I will miss everything - even the weather.

"I hope we can win the Champions League. It's a pity we have to play with no fans but the safety of the people is the most important thing."

They face Real Madrid on August 7 with confidence after beating them 2-1 at the Bernabeu in the first leg.

At the same time, City manager Pep Guardiola says that Silva will be accorded a proper farewell when normalcy returns after receiving what he called "smallest standing ovation ever."

"It was the smallest standing ovation of all time," Guardiola said. "He will come back for the one he deserves.

"The players showed the gratitude that has to happen for these incredible years. We just want to thank him."

The Spaniard moved to the Etihad a decade ago and will leave a Premier League legend. During that time, he has won 11 trophies - including four Premier League titles.

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