David Silva’s 7 years stay at the Etihad Stadium has been filled with magic. And as far as city fans are concerns, the Spaniard is the 'Merlin' and 'El Mago' of Manchester City
City's recent clash with Crystal Palace saw David Silva net in his 50th goal for the blues who seemingly dominated throughout the game. And as expected, the Spanish schemer has attracted more admiration from fans and teammates, especially Vincent Kompany. In one of his comments after the game on Saturday, the team's skipper, is said to have branded Silva as a "wizard". And while the world cup winner might not know any magic spell.
In his seven years of magic at Etihad Stadium, David Silva has won the FA Cup and two Premier league titles with the Blues. And even with his age and injury problems, there's no doubt the 31 year old is more valuable to City now than ever. This is typical to how much important the best football betting predictions are to punters.
Like most elite footballers today, David Silva didn’t have a smooth start in his career. At one point, he was labelled as being too small to make it. But even, then the youngster was still positive about his ability and still continued playing children football.
It is quite interesting to note that David started out as a goalie even though he looked small for that position. But sooner, his ability was discovered and consequently he had to switch to his current role. Eventually, at 14, he left his boyhood club and moved to Los Che after undergoing a trial at Valencia.
Slow rise to fame
Without doubts, the hat-trick game against South Korea at the 2003 U17 World Cup in Finland After coming off the bench ushered, David Silva into another level in his international career. Although, he wasn’t originally in Spain’s first eleven, that performance got him rooted in the team as he subsequently went on the win the bronze ball. He eventually ended up as a playmaker for the Valencia B side. And between 2005 and 2006, the youngster was loaned out by the club to Celta Vigo, where he put up an impressive performance to help them secure a sixth place finish. However, this was the second time the teenager was being loaned out, after playing for Eibar. Interestingly, Eibar was relegated to a lower division the same year David Silva helped his newly promoted side to finish sixth. After playing one season with Celta Vigo, David Silva was eventually absorbed into Valencia A.
David Silva's international career continued to blossom after his exploits at the FIFA U17 World Cup. Before Silva turned 20, the youngster had already featured 54 times for his country moving up the ranks from the U16 team to U21.In 2008, he eventually tasted international glory with his side as they beat Germany in the Euro final to lift the trophy.
Before 22, David Silva already had connections with some big clubs in the La Liga and even Man City from the English Premiership. However, he continued to play for Valencia first team where he recorded an impressive 14 goals from 97 games.
David Silva finally got his chance with City under during the tenure of Robert Mancini as manager. The £24m move came after the talented skimmer won the World Cup with Spain. According to Carlos Torres, David Silva signing was the best move by the club and their FA Cup glory proved this to be so. Without David Silva, the Blues had been without Silverware for three dozen years. But the coming of Silva brought triumph for the club in his first season at Etihad Stadium. And more titles and personal accolades have followed suit ever since then. While City's "smaller" games are often predictable, it is not always so with the big games which brings about the need for the best football odds today.
David Silva has not failed to replicate the form for country. He has already bagged 35 goals in his 118 appearances! Which makes an incredible asset for La Roja. But then, the 31 year old has not been without his own problems. Even in his creative role at Man City, David Silva has also suffered from injuries. However, amidst his injury tray, it's obvious David Silva still got some fire to release. And while they are many talented Manchester City players, Silva's creativity ability and rare passing skills separates him from the rest and makes him the "King" and "El Mago" of the Blues. Without doubts, he has stamped his place among Manchester City legends in his seven years of illustrious career for the club. We are glad to have him back and can only expect better days ahead.