Bernardo Silva: Man City defender says, ‘We thought we’d lost the Premier League’

City went top of the Premier League on Wednesday on aim disagreement after a hold at Everton

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva says he and his team-mates belief they had misplaced the league when they dropped 5 components slack competitors Liverpool eight days previously.

Pep Guardiola’s side went top for the first time in two months following a 2-0 hold at Everton on Wednesday.

On the replacement hand, they’re handiest above Liverpool on aim disagreement and the Reds have a game in hand.

“We’re calm the champions and we know what we have to full to web,” Silva said.

The Portugal international has been one of City’s standout performers of the season to this level.

He added: “A couple of days previously, we belief we had misplaced the Premier League. Now we are top of the league, even supposing it’s miles attributable to we have performed one game more.

“It is prison to be relieve in the crawl and we are going to give you the chance to atomize our most efficient to web all our video games and atomize our job. That is the largest component for now.

“We have three components more and it locations rather of stress on, now now not prison for Liverpool nevertheless for Tottenham besides.”

Earlier in February City faced the chance of falling seven components adrift of Liverpool after shedding to Newcastle, nevertheless successive 1-1 draws for the Reds in opposition to Leicester and West Ham, coupled with relieve-to-relieve wins for City, have lowered the deficit.

City are calm battling on four fronts they in most cases face Newport in the FA Cup, Chelsea in the Carabao Cup and Schalke in the Champions League all forward of the cessation of the month.

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“For my fragment, it’s now now not problematic at all – especially in case that you just would maybe well perchance merely have a squad admire ours,” Silva said.

“If we build now now not have injuries then I ponder we are in a position to cope, no enlighten at all. It is prison to have a full bunch video games because it skill we are battling for every thing. Mentally it’s prison. We can are attempting and full it.”

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