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Pep Guardiola: ‘Tough to overlook Bernardo Silva for selection’

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted that “it is so difficult” to leave playmaker Bernardo Silva out of the first-team picture.


“Leroy [Sane] needed time to adapt a bit – to the way we play,” he told reporters. “Bernardo doesn’t – he believes and is ready to play. It’s because I decide [that he doesn’t]. My feeling is that he’s playing at a high level.

“Leroy was not confident at the start of last season, he didn’t believe how good he was. Bernardo is very good. It’s so difficult to leave him out. Bernardo is in the same situation as Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero.

“He’s able to play and has amazing quality and personality. He is not scared. It doesn’t matter where he plays. But other players are on top form.”