Silva on contract extension

It has been written in newspapers that he could switch with Gonzalo Higuain, that he could join Real Madrid this summer, here is what he said on his contract extension:

“I know City want to speak to my agents at the end of the season for a new contract, but I am relaxed. I have two years still left and I am happy here. I have progressed as a player since leaving Valencia and I am fighting to win titles. That was my aim when I left La Liga.”

“I am not performing as well as I was in the first part of the season, but that’s normal. It’s very difficult to stay at the same level for so long, but I am ready to help the team in the battles that lie ahead.”

Rumours that Mancini could be fired if he doesn’t win Premiership: “Mancini under pressure? What about the players? City demand the maximum and up until now we haven’t won anything this year. Not being champions would be a great disappointment after having it so close, but we are going to fight until the end.”

About Tevez: “Tevez is a great player and nobody doubts that. I will not get into his conflict with the manager, but from a sporting point of view he is a footballer who brings so much on the field of play.”

About Balotelli: “Mario is Mario. He is capable of turning a game with one piece of genius and then losing his nerve, but that’s him. For me he is a footballer I prefer to have on my team than on the other team because he is capable of breaking down the opposition at any moment.”

Higuain not for sale?

On rumours that Higuain will leave Galacticos on the end of this season, and that he could switch with Sergio Aguero, Real Madrid’s director,¬†Emilio Butragueno said:¬† “Rumours seem to be inevitable. But we are delighted with Higuain.”

“He is a world-class striker and we want him to stay here for many years. He arrived here very young and we regard him as a club player. ”

“He has always behaved impeccably whether he plays or not. We are thinking about what interests us right now and we only want our players to think about their jobs. ”

“When the season ends, the coaching staff will work to strengthen the team if necessary, but that is a long way away and what matters right now is to fight for the two titles at stake.”

Mourinho: Varane can be better then Blanc

Jose Mourinho said that his young defender from France, Rafael Varane (18 years old) has ability to become one of the best defenders: “Varane has the same intelligence, the same calmness on the ball and the same presence as Laurent Blanc on the pitch.”

“But with all due respect to Blanc, Varane is much faster. For now, he is still a kid. But I hope and think that when he reaches maturity at 26-27 he will be better than Blanc.”

Guardiola on Primera league chances

“We are behind them (Real Madrid), but it is clear that it is better for us that they draw than win. Six points are fewer than 10, but the difference is still a lot. Madrid have two draws in a row, but it does not mean they will draw the rest of their games.”

“What usually happens is that Madrid win almost all of their matches. That is why the distance is so significant. That is why I said the Liga title was lost. It was a comment purely based on sporting matters.”

“I did not watch Madrid’s game against Villarreal, so I have no opinion about it. When I learned about the draw, I was happier than I would be if they had won, but I slept at night the exact same way. Some of us have families, wives and children. I have watched many of Madrid’s matches, but not this one.”

On next match agains’t Mallorca: “They are going through their best moment in the season. They have a very intense and dynamic team and put a lot of pressure up on the field.”

Robinho: Real Madrid didn’t respect me enough

“I had some great moments there, but my farewell was a disappointment. Real wanted to buy someone else and all of a sudden they were no longer interested in me.”

 

“I feel really sorry for the way I left Madrid, but the fans don’t always understand what happens in these cases. The deal eventually fell through and the club was not happy. I did not feel valued and wanted to leave.”