Pep Guardiola's Heartwarming Team Talk For David Silva During Emotional Period
The new Amazon documentary 'All or Nothing: Manchester City' shows the heartwarming moment Pep Guardiola tells his players to win for David Silva during his emotional period last season.
The Spain international was utterly sublime last season, managing to go up another gear under the tutelage of Guardiola and claiming his third Premier League title with the club.
His jaw-dropping displays become more impressive when you consider the personal issues Silva went through last season.
I can never thank my teammates and the staff enough for the support I've received in the hardest months of my life #AllOrNothing pic.twitter.com/nwrUkOY1yp
- David Silva (@21LVA) August 16, 2018
He had to make frequent visits to and from his home in Spain following the premature birth of his son, with City affording their No.21 as much as time off as he needs.
It meant there was a period where he missed key games for the team but the club insisted family comes first.
And as shown in the eight-episode documentary which dropped on Amazon Prime last night following Wednesday night's Premiere, Pep ensures they are thinking of him when they go out on the pitch.
"Today, you have to win for one person, David Silva and his girlfriend, Yessie," he animatedly stresses at the start of the clip.
"He's f***ing suffering tonight. When you go out there, you enjoy. Enjoy for him. If you go out there and we suffer, then suffer for him. Is that clear?"
The rousing rally came before City's 4-1 win over Spurs at the Etihad in December. When Kevin De Bruyne found the net in the second half with at thumping left-footed finish past Hugo Lloris, he paid tribute to his teammate by throwing up the No.21 with his hands.
Silva's son Mateo is now doing very well and the former Valencia man shared a beautiful picture of the two of them at the end of such a challenging season and thanked everyone for the support.
My 3rd league but this one is the most special.Thanks to everyone for supporting me in this tough year!:trophy::trophy::trophy: pic.twitter.com/kKslE189uu- David Silva (@21LVA) April 15, 2018