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David Silva Still Hoping for Champions League Success with Manchester City

Can the Spanish wizard lead City to European glory?

Aston Villa v Manchester City - Carabao Cup Final Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images

David Silva’s time at Manchester City has been hugely rewarding, even though it may end anytime soon. The Spanish magician has won all there is to win in English football. Four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, five League Cups and three Community Shield crowns in his decade-long stay at the club place him up there among the most decorated City players of all time.

And if you thought that was incredible enough, add to the list his achievement of winning both the European Championship (twice) and the World Cup with the Spanish national team. That leaves only one important medal missing from the cabinet - the Champions League.

It’s understandable then if the man still nurses an ambition to win it. It will definitely bring his career achievements full circle. And if anyone deserves the medal, certainly one of the best players in the world for the last two decades does.

Yes, the 34-year-old is close to the exit door at the Etihad Stadium. But that has not stopped him from dreaming of conquering the continent with City. Due to the disruption to the season caused by the coronavirus pandemic, he is expected to sign a short-term extension to his deal and delay his departure from the club until the season is finally over.

Speaking on the situation in a recent interview with AS, the midfielder acknowledged that things will not be the same when the competition finally returns.

“It is going to be a little weird,” Silva said.

“We have to wait for them to tell us and try to get the best possible.

“Hopefully we can win it.”

City’s impressive 2-1 victory away at Real Madrid in the first leg of the last-16 encounter in the competition puts the club at a massive advantage as far as advancement to the next round is concerned. A place in the quarter finals is one step closer to finally capturing the continental crown. Obviously, the Spaniard believes City can go all the way.

But things remain uncertain at the moment and so Silva, like most other City faithful, will have to wait and see how the situation unfolds. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with dreaming. After all, this is one of the most talented squads ever assembled in world football. This team has achieved an incredible level of domestic success in the last two seasons and going a step further on the continent will be the next step on the journey.

Everything is in place to make it happen. It doesn’t get much better than being led by Pep Guardiola as well, a man who has a knack for collecting trophies.