Bernardo Silva is ready to wait for his chance after spending much of his early Manchester City career on the substitutes’ bench.
“I have had to be very patient. There are a lot of quality players in this team and it’s not easy to play,” he told reporters.
“All the players who have played over the last month or two have been scoring a lot of goals, the team is in form, so you have to be patient and help the team as much as we can in the minutes we have.
“You learn a lot playing with these players, with this staff and coach, and to play in this amazing stadium — it feels great.”
“When you arrive a little bit late you need more time to get to the intensity,” he added.
“Also when you arrive at a new club you need to learn new things — the way the team plays.
“But with all the support I got it has been much easier for me, and I feel very good here.”
Silva won a controversial penalty for Sergio Aguero’s opener in the win over Burnley. And with Manchester United surprisingly losing at newly promoted Huddersfield Town, City opened up a five-point gap at the top of the table.
“It feels great to be part of this team. Once again we played well, got the three points and deserved the win,” he said.
“We will try to keep it going and keep in first position. Manchester United lost points as well, so we are already five points ahead. We just have to keep doing our job.
“It’s only the beginning, but it’s always good when your opponents don’t win. We have to stay focussed on our games, but it’s a good day for us.
“You cannot always win 7-0 or 7-2, or 6-1 or 5-0. Some games are more complicated than others, and the most important thing is to win the three points and then keep winning, winning, winning.
“When you get used to winning, everything is much easier — the atmosphere, everything goes better and that’s what we are trying to do.”
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