Following a 6-1 win over Bournemouth, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola compared City’s midfielder and Portuguese superstar Bernardo Silva with recent Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi. Bernardo Silva scored twice against the 17th-ranked Premier League club and was the first one to net a goal from Jeremy Doku’s assist.
However, apart from Silva, Jeremy Doku was another performer of the night. Doku scored the first goal for Manchester City in the 30th minute and assisted four times. Bernardo Silva found the net just three minutes later from Doku’s assist. Fifty minutes later again Silva got success in increasing the scoreline to 5-1.
What Did Pep Comment About Bernardo Silva?
Watching Silva’s impressive performance, Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola praised his player. Guardiola also added that Silva’s second goal was very similar to that of Lionel Messi has scored multiple times in the past.
In an interview with BBC Pep said, Bernardo is an excellent player and he is very happy to have him on the team. He was impressed by Silva’s two-goal contribution and appreciated it. Comparing him to Messi Guardiola stated, “The action from the second goal looks like Messi, Messi has done that many times.”
It is not the first time the Catalan coach Silva. In the last week, Pep complimented Silva’s simplicity, intelligence, and versatility during a game. Pep also revealed that he always pushed Bernardo Silva to score as many goals as he could at this point of his career.