Despite the absence of superstar David Silva due to injury, marquee summer signing Kevin De Bruyne has made Silva an almost forgotten man at Etihad Stadium thanks to his prolific season. But De Bruyne hasn’t forgotten about his Manchester City teammate and has high hopes for what he and Silva can do together when he finally returns.
In an interview with the Mirror, De Bruyne revealed that he admires how versatile Silva is and believes that they can do a lot of special things together once they start playing more. To date, the pair have played just 159 total minutes together.
“We didn’t play that much together, and that’s been really difficult for both of us, but he’s such a great player that it’s easy to play together with him,” De Bruyne said.
“Everybody has his own style, and I think we play almost at the same position, but we’re very different players, so it’s better to have different players who play together than to have all the same.
“I’m more direct than him, he can keep the ball a little bit more than me, so with the two together that’s an advantage and we can switch different things.”
Prior to his injury, David Silva had a goal and six assists, including two against Newcastle United back in October, but he sustained an injury the following week and only appeared as a sub for the Citizens this past weekend against Southampton.
De Bruyne has four goals and six assists in the Premier League in just 10 total appearances for the Citizens so far. He became the second-most expensive transfer in league history in early September after a prolific career at VfL Wolfsburg.