While all four Premier League teams await their Champions League fate, Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva hopes to avoid Portuguese teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus in the quarter finals of the competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo once again showed the world, he was in no way losing his instinctive touches, as the Juventus talisman stood tall to dispose Atletico Madrid, despite arriving for the fixture two goals down.
City on the other hand, had an interesting rest time, as they finished winners of a one-sided 7-0 fixture against Schalke to seal themselves a quarter finals spot. Bernardo Silva could face one of three English teams, Barcelona, Porto, Ajax or Juventus. But hopes to avoid Portuguese teammate, as he can very well bear witness to his extravagant qualities.
“I wouldn’t like it very much, to be honest.” Silva said.
“I know him, I know what he’s capable of and once again he proved it [against Atletico].
“When you are playing in a competition like the Champions League you have to know that you can get drawn against these kind of teams, these kind of players, and it is a good thing. It means you are playing in the best competitions.
“We will see who we are playing against but, of course, to play against Cristiano is always complicated.”
Silva looked to clear the air, on a comparison between himself and the Portuguese star by his manager, as he admitted his national teammate was on a different level.
He added: “I think people interpreted things a little different to what he meant,”
“Of course Cristiano, what he has done 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.”