Silva puts team first
- Thu 14 Jun 2012, 7:51AM
- Posted by Nicola McCarthy
David Silva has backed his national team and manager and says he doesn't mind what position he plays in.
His words come after La Roja coach Vincente del Bosque came in for criticism for not playing with a recognised striker when Spain kicked off their Euro 2012 campaign against the Italians at the weekend.
“Starting as a forward just means I have more chances on goal. It's entirely up to Del Bosque,” Silva told goal.com in Poland.
"How this group pans out depends entirely on us. We are looking for two wins in our next two games to try to finish top of the group," he continued.
The City playmaker was speaking ahead of Spain’s clash with the Republic of Ireland tonight, a game both sides are desperate to win in a wide open group.
Elsewhere in Euro 2012 Nigel de Jong’s Holland seem certain to be heading for an early exit following their 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Germans.
Away from Poland and Ukraine the media hints that Serbia left back Aleksandar Kolarov is being lined up for a return to Italy, with either Juventus or Inter Milan possible suitors.
Kolarov joined City two years ago but has had to share left back duties with Gael Clichy.
The Mail reports that if this transfer were to go through, the club would put the money towards rumoured target Thomas Muller of Bayern Munich.
Don’t forget though that if any deals are to go through during the transfer window, you’ll find out here first.
Meanwhile, Carlos Tevez has received a hero’s welcome upon returning to the place of his birth.
The Daily Star claims the Argentine was mobbed by local youngsters in his home town of Fuerte Apache, while visiting during summer break.