the fate of Bernard Silva it could have been defined or even complicated more. That depends on how the words of Joseph Guardiolathat returned to the Camp Nou this Mondayand next to Joan Laporta, president of Barcelona, assured that the “intention” of Manchester City is that the Portuguese midfielder “stays” in the ‘citizen’ team, although he has also stressed that he “does not” want “players” who They don’t want to stay on the team.
“I don’t want to have players who don’t want to be with us. I don’t know what the market will say, our intention as a club is for Bernardo, who is a very important player, to stay with us”, pointed out ‘Pep’ at the press conference to present the friendly match between City and the Barcelona at the Camp Nou on August 24 to raise funds for research against ALS.
Guardiola He preferred not to comment on a possible arrival of the Portuguese international at ‘Can Barça’. “Between two big clubs like Barça and City there are always many names talked about every season. Here are Mateu Alemany and Laporta. I’m very good at tactics, but I have no idea about signings”, he stated.
The former City manager will return to the Camp Nou, where he has experienced some of his best moments as a player and as a manager. “Just being here brings back many memories, I feel at home. I really like going back to the Camp Nou, but every time I come I get four (laughs). I’m happy whatever the cause”, he stressed.
‘Pep’ referred to the last time he went to the culé fiefdom as a rival, and left thrashed 4-0 with his City after a hat-trick from Lionel Messi and another goal from Neymar, in a match for the group stage of the Champions League in October 2016.
Reunion with Xavi Hernández
Guardiola they will face each other again with Xavi Hernández, now on the culé bench. “We’ve known each other for a long time, he was a teammate, I was lucky enough to direct him, he helped me a lot on the pitch. The time we spent together was vital. He now has the possibility of helping Barça to be where he deserves to be. I’m glad we meet again“, he claimed.
Lastly, he spoke about his friend and former teammate at Barça Juan Carlos Unzué, who suffers from the disease and who is the driving force behind the duel in August between the Catalans and ‘citizens’. “The only thing he has lost is his mobility, his energy, stubbornness and being talkative, I see it the same. He doesn’t move as fast as before, but in his way of being I see him the same”, he finished.
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