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Hart talks about “tiny and slow” David Silva

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Manchester City legend and the current 32-year-old Burnley goalkeeper, Joe Hart talked about another club’s legend – David Silva.

Manchester City we know today is a merciless machine, ruining everything in its path. Pep Guardiola designed a monster side which can be considered a favorite against any team on the planet.

However, it wasn’t always that way.

When David Silva moved to Manchester City from Valencia in 2010, many people didn’t see the wizard they see today in a tiny Spaniard.

In fact, not even his own teammates were convinced in the qualities of David Silva.

The Spanish international, however, proved everyone wrong and went on to become one of the club’s biggest legends and the best midfielders in the Premier League era.

Josh Hart openly talked about David Silva’s beginnings in Kickback podcast, saying:

“The wizard came over, I had no idea who he was.

“£25million, tiny, slow, only left footed and didn’t even know his position.

“He seemed like a lovely guy, didn’t really speak much English.

“He didn’t take over straight away but his consistency and quality were through the roof.

“Just an all-round amazing player – there isn’t one negative to him, other than he’s small.”

Hart also joked about Silva’s funny saying, saying:

“He could give an assist, score, have an amazing game, but if he walloped someone or won a header, he couldn’t tell you enough.

“He genuinely had no interest in the good stuff, he just loved the fact every now and again he whacked someone.”

Silva, Dzeko, and Hart, Manchester City
ROME, ITALY – DECEMBER 10: Joe Hart of Manchester City celebrates victory and qualification with team mates Edin Dzeko and David Silva after the UEFA Champions League Group E match between AS Roma and Manchester City FC at Stadio Olimpico on December 10, 2014 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Hart didn’t stop at praising Silva, but continued with another club legend, Sergio Aguero:

“He’s relentless.

“When I talk to my goalkeeper friends and we talk about putting pressure on strikers, he doesn’t just put his head down and hit it.

“He feels and senses every situation. If you go down early, he flicks it over you. If you stand up, he puts it past you.

“I don’t think he knows he’s doing it, that’s just him – it’s his instinct.

“He’s the man that makes the difference.”

Joe Hart remains a fan-favorite even if he’s moved away from City a while ago. The English goalkeeper is one of the key reasons City won a couple of league titles in the 2010s before Guardiola’s arrival.