Napoli Faces Man City Wednesday in Champions League

تم نشره في Wed 1 November / Nov 2017. 12:00 AM
  • David Silva has been at Manchester City for seven years

Manchester City midfielder David Silva wants to win the Champions League with Pep Guardiola's side and commit his long-term future to the club.

The former Valencia player, 31, who has been at City since 2010, has 18 months left on his current deal.

Silva helped City win the Premier League in 2012 and 2014, the League Cup in 2014 and 2016, and the 2011 FA Cup.

"I pray every night to win the Champions League with City," said Silva.

Silva, who won the 2010 World Cup with Spain, has recently been linked with a move to Italian side AC Milan.

He joined City when Roberto Mancini was in charge for £24m from Valencia.

Asked on Tuesday about a new contract at City, Silva said: "We are still talking. I hope I can sign soon because I would love to be here and play for City 10 years."

Meanwhile, City captain Vincent Kompany is still out with a calf injury as they prepare for Wednesday's Champions League game at Serie A leaders Napoli.

The centre-back has not played since August, but it was hoped he would return to training this week.

City will qualify for the knockout stages if they avoid defeat in Italy.

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri says that Pep Guardiola's Premier League leaders "are the best team in Europe, led by the best coach in Europe".

City have won nine and drawn one of their league games this season, scoring 35 goals in their 10 games.

Napoli have had a similar start in Serie A, with 10 wins and a draw from 11 games - and 32 goals scored.

City won their reverse fixture 2-1 to go six points above the Italian side in Group F with three wins from three.

"They have a devastating force of impact on matches and they have scored so many of their goals in the first 20 minutes," Sarri added.

"Their matches have all been over by the 70th minute. They deserve great credit for what they did in the first match, no-one has escaped our pressing like that."

(BBC)

Comment