We give you the main reasons why Bernardo Silva can be considered one of the best players in the world after this season just came to an end.
There is a very specific image of Ronaldo disapproving something that Bernardo Silva tells him, the Manchester City player won his spot among the best.
Turns out that the Juventus star realized he wasn’t going to be recognized as the UEFA Nations League’s MVP, they gave the award to Silva.
This obviously leaves the Manchester City playmaker in a very privileged position, he is now one of the best players in the world.
Pep Guardiola already told us everything there is to know about this player, he warned us that the best of his football was yet to come.
Last season wasn’t as prolific for Bernardo as this one for one single reason, Kevin de Bruyne gave him more minutes to shine in every competition due to the Belgian midfielder’s injuries.
Silva was the most important player of Pep Guardiola’s tactical plan, especially during the second half of the season.
The Catalan manager knew that the Portuguese player was arguably the only element from his squad who could not miss a single match, he proved it through spectacular performances from January to May.
Bernardo was outstanding in pretty much all the matches he was allowed to play, which were a total of 36 in the Premier League alone.
Look how happy “the leader” was when Bernardo got announced as the POTT 😂 pic.twitter.com/0Wovx7tZj7
— Gabs 🇦🇹🇦🇷 (@gabsique95) June 9, 2019
The Portugal international finally found his ideal spot inside the squad as soon as he realized he had Guardiola’s complete trust this season.
He received several ‘man of the match’ awards, and he was the one who led the Citizens to victory in the most complicated matches of the final stage.
Pep was absolutely delighted for what he witnessed, he even confessed that Bernardo was the Premier League’s best player of the season.
But the most revealing statement from Pep came in February, when Bernardo was about to start his revolution against the opposition.
“For me, to drop Bernardo Silva right now is almost impossible. Right now it is Bernardo and 10 more players,” said Guardiola via Bleacher Report.
“I don’t know what this guy has done this season. Playing in the middle and outside, every single game he played perfect.”
“Taking decisions, how he fights, reading the movements offensively and defensively, the way he lives the game.”
“Every time we miss a chance he makes that reaction [puts head dramatically in hands]. He lives that, he is involved absolutely.”
Bernardo Silva 2018/19:
🏆 Premier League
🏆 Emirates FA Cup
🏆 Carabao Cup
🏆 FA Community Shield
🏆 UEFA Nations League
👥 Premier League TOTS
🏅 Man City Player of the Season
🏅 Emirates FA Cup Final MOTM
🏅 Carabao Cup Final MOTM
🏅 Nations League POTT
What a season! 😍⭐ pic.twitter.com/Yt91mDmdDp
— Football Factly (@FootballFactly) June 10, 2019
Silva took his talent to international football.
If what he already did in English football wasn’t enough, Bernardo Silva still wanted to let the world know that he was quite underrated by everybody.
The Portugal international was one of the most important players of the UEFA Nations League’s semifinal against Switzerland, and also in the final against the Netherlands.
Although Ronaldo was the one who scored a hat-trick against the Swiss, it was Silva who provided the assist for Cristiano’s first goal of the evening.
The Manchester City star also provided Gonçalo Guedes with the assist that changed Portugal’s fortune in the final.
We know that people love giving credit to Cristiano Ronaldo for winning competitions like this one, but Bernardo Silva has been a far better player than his compatriot in almost every way.
With Pep Guardiola’s squad, Silva was key for them to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup.
For Portugal, Silva was also the key player that helped them win the first UEFA Nations League in football history.
There is no way of denying that Bernardo already is one of the best players in the world.
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@UEFAEURO) June 10, 2019
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