David Silva gets a Standing Ovation as he Takes a Bows out of Man City
Manchester city Legend David Silva on Sunday played his last premier league game for Man city against relegated Norwich. He had hinted previous season that he would not renew his contract at the end of the 2019/2020 season.
Silva played his last Premier League match for Man City as they thrashed relegated side Norwich 5-0.
Absence of fan may have dampened the fanfare Silva’s farewell match deserves, but the game was nothing short of its usual Man city standard, he got a standing ovation from the minimal numbers of spectator present at the match including Man city’s Chairman.
The Spanish midfielder, 34, who has spent 10 years at the club joining the club from Valencia in 2010, in a deal worth £25 million making a total of 309 Premier League appearances, 93 assists and 60 goals.
In his ten years at Man City, David Silva won 11 major trophies, including 4 Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018, and 2019) in addition to five League Cups and two FA Cups.
David Silva, after the game on Sunday, told reporters that “ it is an emotional day for me because I have been working here for 10 years, and I love all of them. We have a good relationship, and I will miss them all.
“ When I look back at everything I could not imagine I would win so many titles when I came here, the way I have won it “
“I will miss everything. To work every day with these amazing people who work at the club, and they have made my life much easier.”
David Silva stands at 5ft 7”, but his diminutive height as not affected the midfielder’s ability to create and deliver a precise pass in the tightest of areas is unmatched in the English top flight. Also, his consistency and dedication have been praised by all his managers, both past and present. David silva as nicknamed “Merlin” in reference to his magical touch on the ball, his ability to create something out of nothing “puff.”
Silva is Man city’s record holder for both player with the most appearance and assists in the club history. At the same time, he stands at 6th position in Premier League history.
The Spaniard would shift his focus to the Champions League has he hopes to add the one trophy that has eluded him in his Manchester city trophy-laden career.