Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva has given a lengthy interview for Marca where among other things he has also spoken about the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg against Real Madrid.
“We have played well since the restart, we are in good form and want to continue playing like this. The match against Real Madrid is very important to us because it’s in a competition in which we want to go as far as possible and achieve something important in the end” he said.
“There’s a big distance between the first game and this one, which makes it special. But we know that we have won 2-1 away, so we have to play with the same attitude and confidence as in the first game, but we also have to play with the (aggregate) result. We know that we are going to play against a great team, one of the best in the world and it will be a very difficult match, but we are going to try and I think that we have a very strong team and we can win again” said Bernardo Silva.
“No one is like Pep when it comes to helping us to play against a Spanish team that he knows very well. Having Pep as our coach when playing against Madrid is always good. As you said, he has always been a coach who knows Madrid better than anyone” explained Bernardo Silva.
“The truth is that since the return Real Madrid has won almost every game and that is why they are the league champion and therefore they are in a very good form and are going to arrive very prepared for this game. We have to be very good, play very well, because if not, it will not be possible to go to the next round. We know that we measure ourselves against a great team and we also have to show all our strength to beat them.” said Bernardo Silva.