Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has closed the door completely to Barcelona regarding the inclusion of Portuguese Bernardo Silva, despite his recent statements that the Portuguese “loves Barcelona”.
Guardiola said in the press conference for his team’s match against Crystal Palace in the fourth round of the English Premier League: “He (Bernardo) will stay here, for sure!”
He explained: “No club has contacted us to talk about Bernardo Silva, so he is staying.”
Guardiola addressed the issue of the concern of some City players about injuries due to the holding of the World Cup at the end of the year, saying: “I do not think that the players are now thinking about the World Cup. “.
And about his opponent Crystal Palace, who is the only one to beat Manchester City in the last two matches out of 54 matches played in the daytime, he replied: “In the beginning, it is good to lose two matches out of 54, this is a good number.”
He added: “For Crystal Palace, this is evidence of their strength, they have great solidity that started with Hudson and continues now with Patrick Vieira, they have great qualities and they defend well in the penalty area, they have great set-pieces and good transitions, they have weapons and experienced players in the middle.”