Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was disappointed to find that not a single player from his domestic treble-winning side was shortlisted for FIFA’s The Best award for this year.
The Catalan manager is of the opinion that Bernardo Silva had a spectacular season and deserved to make the prestigious list.
Guardiola also suggested that City players are usually ignored in such awards and cited examples from the last decades.
“It is because Manchester City is in this position the last decade. We are new in these situations,” hes aid, according to Goal.
“I cannot imagine Real Madrid and Barcelona winning four titles and not one single player being there [on the shortlist].
“I don’t think there is one player who made a better season than Bernardo Silva last season, even winning [The Nations League] with Portugal.
“This club, for example, in eight years won four Premier Leagues. It is quite remarkable. And never in these four seasons was one of our players nominated the best in the league. Never.
“Huge respect for Mohamed Salah [who won the PFA and FWA awards in 2017-18], but Kevin De Bruyne that season, guys, when we made 100 points was above and beyond the normal situations.”
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