Bernardo Silva has begged referees to be stronger after some incredible challenges on Manchester City players during their 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion.
He told reporters: “It’s clear over the last few months — we’ve seen with Leroy it was a terrible accident and now he’s injured for two months and he is a very important player.
“Today it could have been Brahim, it could have been Kevin on the second goal. I think, as the coach says, the referees have to do their job and if it’s a red card they have to give the red card.
“They are not doing that over the last few months. We hope that soon they start protecting our players because, the way other teams are tackling our players, it’s not part of the game.
“It’s not fair play and they have to try to punish the players that play this way.”
“I feel like I’m getting better and better,” he added. “I want to try to get even better because this is not even close to what I can do for this team, so I think I’m improving and I want to improve more and more.
“I knew when I first arrived that it wouldn’t be easy to get into the team probably as fast I wanted to. I’m feeling really well, I’m feeling like I’m helping the team that’s what I wanted to do.
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