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Bernardo Silva lauds Manchester City's hunger for sustained silverware under Pep Guardiola

Srinivas Sadhanand

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Bernardo Silva lauds Manchester City's hunger for sustained silverware under Pep Guardiola

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Bernardo Silva has lifted the lid on a prime factor that motivates Manchester City to constantly be on the hunt for success.

Over time, it is likely that fans and pundits alike will come to the realization that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side are one of the greatest teams in the modern era.

Ever since the Catalan’s appointment in 2016, his side have dominated the Premier League at arguably the highest peak it has ever reached.

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

Winning four out of the last six league titles, the accolades speak for themselves in detailing how incredible the reigning champions have proved to be over the years.

Manchester City have won 11 competitive trophies under Guardiola - a number that emphasizes the winning machine in action.

Setting the record points total for the Premier League (100) in 2018 and winning an unprecedented domestic treble the following season, the Sky Blues have well and truly set the bar for their competitors.

Jurgen Klopp Pep Guardiola
Jurgen Klopp Pep Guardiola

It is worth noting that Manchester City have enjoyed a enthralling battle with Liverpool side that are also one of the division’s greatest ever ensembles under Jurgen Klopp.

This season again, Guardiola's men could remain unchallenged in their bid to win a third straight league title.

Bernardo Silva, who has played an instrumental role in Manchester City’s astounding levels of success since 2017, gave an insight into how the group have retained the hunger to keep fighting tooth and nail for silverware year in, year out.

Bernardo Silva celebrates Manchester City's Premier League trophy success.
Bernardo Silva celebrates Manchester City's Premier League trophy success.

“We know that in the last five years, we won four titles, but we're a team that wants to look back in 20 or 30 years and wants to be remembered as one of the best in the history of the Premier League," the Portuguese said in an interview with ESPN.

Having come under heavy speculation over a possible move to Barcelona of late, it remains to be seen what the closing weeks of the transfer window hold for the Lisbon-born midfielder as the Spanish giants table a bid for the Manchester City star.

Silva added: "Winning four times in five years is great, but if we can win five in six years, it's even better.

Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva
Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva

"We've had some new signings over the past few years, the energy is good and we're still hungry for more."

Silva’s revelation about his teammates’ desire to be remembered as one of the division’s greatest ever ensembles is an insight into how setting an unforgettable legacy has driven the players on to reach greater heights season after season. 

City kicked off their title defence with a comfortable 2-0 win away at West Ham on the opening weekend of the new campaign.

The Blues welcome newly-promoted Bournemouth to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, with Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez and Kalvin Phillips all in line to make their home debuts for City.

Topics: Manchester City, Premier League, Pep Guardiola, Bernardo Silva, Champions League, Barcelona

Srinivas Sadhanand
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