Wednesday 16 November 2011
Manchester City's David Silva has attributed his recent fine form to manager Roberto Mancini.
The World Cup-winning Spaniard was hailed as one of the best players in the world by Mancini last week after an outstanding start to the season.
Yet the 25-year-old says he could not have raised his game to such a level without the support of his Club manager, who signed him from Valencia for £26m last year.
"I am very grateful for the comments he has made," said Silva. "But first and foremost I am even more grateful for the faith he has shown in me since I signed for the Club.
"It is always very difficult when you are changing countries, changing leagues, changing style of football. But now I am in my second season here I feel more settled than ever and I am very happy both on and off the field.
"Because I am happy off the field I am showing good form on it now."