As the season is coming to an end Pep Guardiola has been speaking about players that won’t be at the club next season as well as players whose contracts are due to for renewal. After City won against Newcastle, Guardiola spoke fondly of outgoing Spanish maestro David Silva and also provided an update on the contract situation of talented Centre Back Eric Garcia.
Pep Guardiola said “David was incredible, but it is what he has done in 10 years, What we want, when people can come back to the Etihad, we can do a farewell game for him and say goodbye to one of the legends of this club. When we need to play in small spaces he is maybe the best I have seen moving between the lines, and he came back from lockdown in incredible form and rhythm. If he decides to play, he can play anywhere, no doubts about this. The young players learn from David through example, not about the words or talking much but maybe this is the best example. When someone doesn’t talk much but through example in training sessions – especially the way he is a competitor – it is good.”
On Eric Garcia
Pep Guardiola said “He has one more year on his contract, If they want him they must call him and we are going to try to convince him to stay here for many, many, many years. I am confident he will stay but at the end it is his decision. We want him but if he doesn’t want to stay we cannot do anything else. He knows, his agent knows, his family knows that we want him.”