• Midfielder not keen on Champions League tie against Juventus• Ronaldo showed threat with hat-trick against Atlético Madrid
Pep Guardiolas team will discover on Friday whom they face and Silva hopes to avoid his international teammate. Ronaldo scored a 52nd career hat-trick as Juventus overturned a 2-0 deficit against Atlético Madrid to progress.
Asked about facing Ronaldo, Silva said: I wouldnt like it very much, to be honest. I know him, I know what hes capable of and once again tonight he proved it.
Read more Silva is conscious, though, that City may have to face a proven Champions League force. When you are playing in a competition like this you have to know that you can get drawn against these kind of teams, these kind of players, the forward said. It is a good thing. It means you are playing the best competitions, the best games and we will see who we are playing against. Of course to play against Cristiano and [Barcelonas Lionel] Messi it is always complicated.
The Schalke manager, Domenico Tedesco, denied being concerned about his job. I am proud to be coach of Schalke, I am happy to be here in this difficult situation but I have not given any thought to my position. That is the last subject I think about, he said.
Guardiola has described Silva as Portugals best player, apparently ranking him above Ronaldo. I think people interpreted things a little different to what he meant, Silva said. Of course Cristiano, what he has done in over the last 15 years in football is probably one of the best players ever in the history of football, so no comparison to him.
He scored nine times for the club in all competitions last season and brought his tally for this term up to the same amount on Tuesday with his goal in the 7-0 Champions League last-16 second-leg thrashing of Schalke.
City beat Schalke 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium to win the tie 10-2 on aggregate. Silva believes it is too soon to talk up Citys chances but said: We have big ambition to do as well as possible in this competition because we know we have a good team.
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Silva has signed a three-year contract extension to 2025, having joined from Monaco in summer 2017 for £42m. He said: As soon as I heard City wanted me to stay longer, my mind was made up. I love the club, the manager, players and the fans.
Silva has been excellent at the Etihad since signing from Monaco in the summer of 2017 and now City have rewarded him with a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2025
Bernardo Silva says Manchester Citys players will aim to prove to Pep Guardiola they are capable of Champions League glory.
But on Tuesday five-time world player of the year Ronaldo underlined his enduring class by scoring a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid as Juventus overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit to join City in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Guardiola referred to the Premier League champions as “teenagers” in Europes most prestigious competition, before watching his team overwhelm Schalke at the Etihad with an emphatic 7-0 win.
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Despite only scraping a 3-2 victory in the first leg at the Veltins-Arena, City advanced to the quarter-finals courtesy of a 10-2 aggregate victory over the German outfit.