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​Bernardo Silva keen on Benfica return after leaving Man City

Manchester City star Bernardo Silva admits he wants to go back to Benfica at some stage of his career.

The attacking midfielder was linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer, but he ended up staying at City.

He is now back to his best form, excelling for Pep Guardiola's team this term.

He told A Bola: "Training and presiding doesn't make sense. Play? Without a doubt, if they want me there."

On working under Guardiola, Silva added: "I think Guardiola has a bit of everything. He is very complete.

"I'm not going to name names, but I've had coaches who are very good tactically and then, in human relation, are very weak; or very good in human relation and very weak tactically.

"I think Guardiola's greatest strength is that, apart from having been a player at a very high level, which gives him a perspective of what we feel, his technical side is very strong.

"Of course, there are always players who don't like it and others who do, but that's like everything else. No coach has all 25 players on his side; it's very difficult.

"He manages the tactical part, the human part and managing a locker room is nothing, nothing easy. Even more so in a team as strong as ours, most of the players cost 50, 60, 70, 80 million.

"He manages to keep players who cost this much on the bench for so many games, and even then there are no major problems… I think this shows how good he is at managing changing rooms."


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