Silva reveals he’s still struggling with injury ahead of Manchester City’s title tilt

 

Manchester City’s David Silva has been struggling with an ankle injury for some time and it seems like the injury has not yet resolved itself.

Speaking to Sport360, the midfielder revealed that he is still playing through the pain barrier and when he had to come off against West Brom after picking up the injury after a tackle by Morgan Amalfitano he feared the worst.

Silva said

I’ve suffered with this ankle problem, I’m still feeling it and I’ve been playing through the pain. When I came off against West Brom, I feared the worst. Fortunately, it was a quick rehab, quicker than I thought.

The desire and knowledge of what is at stake takes away the pain. You feel it less when there is something at the end of it.

You have to get through, help the team, work hard and get in there for the final push. After two weeks rest, everything will be fine for the World Cup.

Silva, under contract until 2017, has no time for the links which appear in the press, suggesting that clubs such as Real Madrid are interested in signing him. He added

I’ve always said I’m really happy here. Nothing has changed, I’m totally happy. In football, I always focus on the present so all I’m thinking about for now is this last game.

He was also full of praise for the City manager, Manuel Pellegrini for helping him to develop as a player, both professionally and personally, saying

Having Manuel here has helped me personally, it’s been really good for me. He’s suited me dow to the ground. My style of play is more suited to an attacking style. He’s helped me develop as a player. You always want to improve as an individual and it’s been a good year for me- I’ve felt good in myself.

Manchester City know that a draw on Sunday against West Ham should be enough to see them secure their second Premier League title in three years.

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Lee Hurley

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