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Pep Guardiola is very grateful for Bernardo Silva

The Portuguese playmaker is as intelligent as they come, according to Pep.

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Pep Guardiola spoke recently about one of his new signings, Bernardo Silva, who made his Manchester City debut against West Ham United last Friday. Pep had nothing but praise for his new player, and the manager is really excited to be able to work with the Portuguese star.

“I’m so grateful - thanks so much to the club for picking him up.

“Bernardo played his first minutes and he was immediately ready to play. Intelligent players don't need time to be involved in the way we want to play.

“Bernardo is a guy who loves football, who lives 24 hours thinking about the game. I like that.

“He is a humble guy - he's so intelligent, which is a huge quality. Close to the box he has the quality to score a lot of goals and he's a fighter too so he's going to help us during the season.”

Source: Daily Mail

Bernardo displayed that intelligence and quality to score and create goals for Monaco and the national team over the last few months, and he’s got all the tools to succeed in the Premier League and make City a much stronger team.