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Man City boss Guardiola: Bernardo now over tough period

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva 'struggled' to cope with the fallout from his suspension in 2019.

The Portuguese was fined and suspended for sending a tweet that referenced the race of team-mate Benjamin Mendy.

But after starting 10 of City's last 12 games, Silva is back at his mercurial best.

"It has been a tough period for him," said Guardiola. "When he was being accused of something he's not, it was so hurtful for him -- still I cannot understand it.

"He struggled mentally as a humble guy. I'm delighted he's back, he can do everything. Another top player who always does the service of the team."


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