Silva and gold: Part 2
- 08 February 2011 12:29
- Posted by David Clayton
David Silva has set his sights high for his first season with the Blues. The skilful Spaniard wants a top four finish and a winner’s medal at the very least.
Silva has been one of the Blues’ shining lights this season and he is determined it will end productively.
“A good first season for me would be to qualify for the Champions League - or to win a trophy,” he said. “We will fight for the league and try to win the other competitions we are still involved with.
“I think within two or three years it will be normal for City to be playing in the Champions League every year so I hope we can be on a par and challenge the best clubs around the world.”
Silva has struck up a great understanding with Carlos Tevez and has assisted him with several goals this season, but the Blues’ silky midfielder says he has a great relationship with the whole squad.
“There are so many great players here and I enjoy playing alongside every one of them,” he said. “Our supporters have made me feel so welcome that I felt at home here very quickly and to have them behind me every week gives me a lift each time I play.”
Silva has a knack of somehow floating around the pitch and through challenges during games. Creative talents are often targeted by other teams and can result in meaty challenges, but Silva rarely gets caught in possession and always seems to be one step ahead of the opposition.
“It's true that the English League is a lot faster than in Spain,” he said.
La Liga is more tactical - we like to move the ball around quickly and pass often, but in England they like to fight and run hard
“One thing is for certain, over the last few years Manchester City’s image has grown massively in Spain. The project here is getting more important with every year and with me it’s very exciting that I’m now part of it.”
Read part one of David’s interview here.