The Premier League bade farewell to a great on Sunday as David Silva played for Manchester City in his final top-flight game.
David Silva played his final top-flight game and took an exit from Manchester City after giving his ten years to the Premier League team.
Silva joked that he would miss the English weather, after playing in his final Premier League match.
The Premier League bade farewell to a great on Sunday and the 34-year-old paid tribute to the “stupendous people” with whom he worked in Manchester City.
The great Spaniard signed off after 309 English top-flight appearances in style as Pep Guardiola’s men ran riot at the Etihad Stadium in a 5-0 hammering of relegated Norwich City.
During his ten years at City, winning two FA Cup medals and five EFL Cup triumphs for good measure, Silva has won the Premier League four times.
The veteran playmaker is proud of his legacy in English soccer leaving his mark as one of the greatest players ever to grace the Premier League.
Speaking to BBC Sport, he said: “It was emotional because they’re amazing people [the send-off from team-mates and coaching staff].
“For 10 years I have worked for them and I have a good relationship with them. I love them and will miss them all.”
“I’m a lucky guy, I’ve had a lot of nice moments to win so many titles and the way we won it, and this one too, the last one. I’ll miss everything – even the weather as well!”
Silva’s City career is not yet at an end as they resume their last-16 Champions League tie against Real Madrid on August 7.
From the first leg, City lead 2-1 and Silva remain determined to depart a European champion.
“I hope we shall be able to win the Champions League,” he added.
“It’s a pity we have to play without people but the most important thing is people’s safety.”