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“We got people used to it” – Manchester City star shuts down suggestion of possible complacency



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Bernardo Silva has shut down any suggestion of complacency creeping into the Manchester City squad following a run of 10 successive wins across competitions.

Last season’s Treble winners face a huge month when it comes to deciding their fate in multiple competitions, with contests across the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League all on their agenda.

Following a 2-0 win over Everton in English top-flight action on Saturday afternoon, City now travel to FC Copenhagen for their Champions League last-16 first-leg tie with the Danish club, hoping to secure a positive result to bring back into next month’s second-leg.

While some may believe that Manchester City are on a winning run that will lead them all the way to trophy success without fault, Bernardo Silva is not taking such form for granted and insists that the focus remains in place within the squad.

Speaking to Gianluca Di Marzio, as translated and relayed by Sport Witness, Manchester City’s Portuguese playmaker has insisted that while people may have gotten used to the club’s winning run, there is no complacency creeping into Pep Guardiola’s squad.

“It’s true that before the success against Luton, we hadn’t won in four games, with three defeats and a draw,” Silva explained. “By winning every match, we got people used to it. But this is not always possible in football.”

He continued, “Sometimes it is normal not to play well and not win. But then it matters how the team reacts and in this sense the reaction was there. Now we need to continue like this.

“We’ve won five Premier Leagues in the last six years. This shows that the team doesn’t suffer from any complacency. Manchester City’s aim is to raise the bar, win trophies and make history. That’s exactly what they want the club and the fans.”

Bernardo Silva is likely to start for Manchester City at Parken on Tuesday night, in what will likely be a challenging affair for the European champions, with manager Pep Guardiola warning the squad to be mentally ready for the clash.