The future of Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva could be brighter than ever. The Portuguese international has already made a name for himself in the Premier League, but his aspirations to win the UEFA European Championship are still as strong as ever.
Since bursting onto the scene with Monaco in 2015, Silva has become one of Europe’s most sought after players. He has since gone on to play for both Manchester City and Portugal, winning trophies with both sides. Most recently, he won the UEFA Nations League with Portugal in 2019 and was part of their runner-up squad at the 2018 World Cup.
With such an illustrious career so far, it is no surprise that Silva is determined to take his career to the next level by winning the European Championship. As he said at a pre-match press conference ahead of Portugal’s qualifiers against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland, “winning the European Cup is one of my biggest dreams and I hope to achieve it”. With his newly signed contract extension at Manchester City keeping him at the club until 2025, Silva will have plenty of time to try and make that dream come true while wearing a Portugal jersey in 2023/24.
To do this, Silva will have to lead by example on field and off it too. His performances for both club and country have been exemplary, which suggests that he could be a major leader in any potential success for Portugal going forward. For example, last season he scored 12 goals from midfield which included two match-winning goals against Liverpool in February 2020 which sent shockwaves around English football. His impressive displays also earned him a place in FIFA’s FIFPro World XI shortlist alongside some of world football’s biggest stars like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
While on international duty he often speaks up about important topics such as racism or mental health – something which not many other players do nowadays – which shows how much respect he commands amongst teammates when speaking on behalf of all players during tough moments like these.
Clearly then there is much more to come from Bernardo Silva over the next few years as he continues his journey towards fulfilling his dream of winning Europe’s top prize – The European Championship trophy! With his exceptional ability combined with strong leadership qualities plus staying focused on what matters most; there is definitely a good chance that we might see him lifting aloft another trophy in 2023/24 while proudly wearing a Portugal jersey! If you are interested in Portugal jerseys 2023 and other peripherals, you can find out more by clicking here.