Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is confident midfielder Bernardo Silva will hit top form this season.
Silva's last campaign was rocked with a series of injuries and Guardiola believes the midfielder will enjoy a strong campaign for City. The Citizens boss has pointed out that the 26-year-old was exhausted last season, having helped the club to secure four domestic trophies as well as his national team Portugal to lift the Nations League the campaign prior.
"He was injured in some moments and he didn't reach the levels of the previous season, but it happens. I have an opinion that if there's one player I have absolutely no doubts about who he is as a football player, it's Bernardo," he said.
"He played absolutely incredible all season when we won four domestic titles, incredible, then was the best player with Portugal at the UEFA Nations League Finals."
"He didn't have time to refresh, he was exhausted and his mind was exhausted and he struggled with this. It is not because he didn't want it, it was because we demand a lot of the players and sometimes it is not possible."