Taking part in for an elite Premier League staff and profitable title upon title, yr after yr – nothing sounds higher than that for a footballer.
At Manchester Metropolis, titles are anticipated – a couple of, which is the very minimal. And so they have finished that yearly since 2017, with 9 main honours coming to the Etihad Stadium.
However for Bernardo Silva, one in all their standout gamers final season, there’s maybe the sensation that an excessive amount of success breeds an excessive amount of expectation – a lot to the purpose that Metropolis are usually not being credited for the brilliance they proceed to show throughout the season.
The Portugal star opened up on his tenure within the north of England to this point after his greatest season but during the last marketing campaign and the diminutive midfielder believes Metropolis’s gamers don’t get talked about sufficient regardless of the accolades and dominance they’ve proven in abundance during the last half-decade.
“From Man Metropolis followers, positively. I really feel a variety of help, they usually present a variety of appreciation for what I do,” Silva advised ESPN after being requested whether or not he believed Metropolis get the credit score they deserve over their performances.
“From [the] exterior, it’s tough. I’m not complaining right here, however I really feel like different golf equipment get much more credit score than Man Metropolis for doing much less. For instance, once I was at Benfica – an enormous membership in Portugal with extra followers, extra all the pieces – you do one thing good, they usually make it appear like it’s nice. Right here at Man Metropolis, you do one thing nice they usually make it appear like it’s simply good.
“Once more, I’m not complaining, however enjoying within the Premier League and profitable 4 titles in 5 years and checking the Premier League staff of the yr yearly and understanding that we’re by no means the staff that has probably the most gamers. We don’t have one of the best supervisor, we don’t have one of the best gamers, however we nonetheless win 4 Premier Leagues in 5 years? It simply doesn’t make sense. It most likely reveals that Man Metropolis gamers don’t get as a lot credit score as they need to.
“For me, it doesn’t matter actually. I’m proud of the titles that we’ve got and with the reminiscences that within the final 5 years, we gained 4 instances. After all, we don’t get the credit score that we deserve.”
He has a good level; Jurgen Klopp gained the Premier League supervisor of the season award after coming second final yr, and solely three Metropolis gamers had been included within the Workforce of the Season final yr regardless of profitable it but once more. Maybe European glory can be wanted to completely write their names into the minds of followers up and down the nation.