Silva says goodbye to Man City: ‘Best decision of my life to sign here’

David Silva will play his final league game for Manchester City on Sunday. The Spanish midfielder is set to leave the club after he signed for City in 2010. He has played 433 games and scored 77 goals, won four league titles and numerous domestic cups. Silva says the love he received from the fans will be missed the most.

Looking back at his time at Man City with DAZN, Silva said: “For me, it has been perfect. When I arrived, I didn’t think I would be here for so long. Besides football, trophies, everything, I will remember the love of the people, which is the most important thing. [Signing for City] was one of the best decisions of my career because I have really enjoyed it. Both myself and my family have enjoyed it a lot.”

“In the end, in a country that is not yours, for them to treat you the way they have, it is difficult to get that and I’ve been lucky enough to do it. I have tried to do my best. I have good statistics, but there is also the spirit you have had in the team. Thank God we have had good spirit because if not, I would not have been here for 10 years. When it is such an ambitious project, if you do not play well, they will bring in new people and you will be out.”

“Being here for 10 years is not easy. It makes me proud. Being in another country, and in a competitive league, to be the player who has played the most games here makes me proud.” Silva’s last Premier League game will be played against Norwich City at the Etihad Stadium. Next week he will most likely feature for City in their second leg against Real Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League.