Bernardo Silva is elated by the prospect of injured Manchester City players returning and ready for action.
Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, Claudio Bravo, and Benjamin Mendy are senior players that have missed a huge chunk of matches so far this campaign. Bravo and Mendy are the only players still missing but Silva, who has been an important player for Pep Guardiola says the return of his teammates will help strengthen them.
“It feels like we have all the squad, which is important because we need all of them. It is good finally to be back together. Of course, until this moment of the season we have had so many injured players, we never played with the whole squad. To have almost the whole squad available is fantastic for us and it is very good to try and go for all the competitions.” Silva told Sky Sports.
The Citizens are chasing four titles and the Portuguese star thinks that is a positive achievement and says all big teams would always want to chase all the titles in front of them. City is also a team with considerable depth and that means competitions for places is stiff and Silva, 24, hails that as something that helps the team rise above the rest.
"Honestly, I don't think so. I think it is a good sign for us that we are still in all the competitions, that is what we try to do and big teams try to do. We will keep going that way, we have a good squad. We will try to make things work, knowing that it is not easy but when you play in a club like Man City, season after season, you get used to playing lots of games at a high level.” Silva explained.
“That is what happens when you play in one of the best teams in the world. You have fantastic players in your position, you have to work hard to try and play as many minutes as you can. That is a good thing. It means you have a good squad. Everyone pushes the other team-mates so you have to work harder to get in the team.” the former Monaco star said.
The league’s defending champs edged Wolves 3-0 to maintain the gap between them and Liverpool to four points. That game according to the midfielder was intensive and rigorous compared to previous matches they have encountered.
"I could feel it was a very intense game from the first minute to the last and we played against a team that also wanted to score goals. At the end of the game, I felt tired - I could tell I had run a little bit more than usual." Silva concluded.
Man City will travel to face managerless Huddersfield Town on January 20th.