England star Jack Grealish can become a Man City ‘great’ says club teammate Bernardo Silva

City stars Phil Foden, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Kalvin Phillips and Grealish are part of Gareth Southgate’s squad for Qatar, where they face reigning champions France in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

The winners of that clash face a semi-final with either Morocco or Portugal, who hammered Switzerland for six in the last 16 as they progressed in style.

Silva was understandably delighted with the triumph which came days after Grealish said he was probably the best he has played with, saying it has “changed the way I look at football”.

“I love him too!” said the Portuguese when told those comments. “I love Jack so much too, he’s a great guy.

“The first season is never easy. It wasn’t easy. When I arrived I didn’t play much and people who play at other clubs think that one day if I play for Man City I’ll score 20 goals, I’ll score 30. attend… No it works like this

“The way Jack works for the team, the way he brings players in to create spaces for other players, he’s been helping us a lot, he’s improving a lot and I think he’s going to be fantastic for Man City over the next few years.”

Asked about a possible semi-final clash with England, Silva said: “It would be difficult, to be honest, but there is also France.

“I wish the Man City boys the best. I honestly don’t want to play against them.”

There are a number of reasons to fear England, with Silva joking that Grealish’s ability to draw fouls was among his weapons.

“I keep texting Jack,” she said. “The other game they brought him in and I was filming, and I said to Ruben (Dias), ‘How many fouls do you think Jack is going to commit in this game in 25 minutes?’

“Ruben said nine, I said seven. I was closer, he didn’t get as much.

“But I’m happy for Jack, also for Phil and the Man City players because they’re doing quite well in England.”

The feeling is certainly mutual and Grealish could not fail to impress in Portugal’s declared victory against Switzerland, when Cristiano Ronaldo’s 21-year-old replacement Goncalo Ramos marked his first start with a hat-trick.

“A great player, very young, a great talent,” Silva said of Ramos. “He works hard.

“He’s a good guy too and it’s nice to know there are players who think about the team. He’s one of those.

“His movement, the way he presses, was great for us tonight.”

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