Manchester City winger, Bernardo Silva has come out to say that he wants to return to Benfica at some point during his football career.
Silva revealed that it is wish to go back to the Portuguese club because he failed to break into the first team when he was at the club.
According to him, it is not an immediate wish because he currently plays for a great club but he remains a Benfica fan who loves the club wholeheartedly.
He added that leaving Benfica for Monaco without any meaningful impact at the club was a disappointment for him but he plans to correct that in future.
His words, “I don’t know how to answer that,”
“What I can tell you is not in one, two, three or four years, for sure, because I am in a great club.
“I am enjoying my career a lot, I don’t want to go back now but I don’t want to go when I’m too old. I want to go help my team when I am in a good physical condition. I don’t know the exact age – not too old but not now.
“I’ll explain a bit more why I want to do that. I’m a Benfica fan, I used to go to all the games with my dad so my dream was always to play for Benfica and when I was 19 and playing for the second team I didn’t have the opportunity to play for the first team because the manager didn’t want me there or think I was able to play for the first team.
“It was a huge disappointment for me to have to leave, go to Monaco to have a good career. Because I’ve never played for my team, I have this gap in my heart and I need to fill it. Not now, obviously, but if they want me there I definitely want to go back to Benfica one day.”