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[OPINION] Could This Be Bernado Silva's New Position For The Rest Of The Season?

To speed up Manchester City's assault at Leicester, Pep Guardiola shifted Bernardo Silva to the left side of the midfield. Normally, the Portugal international plays on the right side of the pitch, either as one of the two central midfielders ahead of Rodri or on the wing, but at the King Power Stadium, he was on the left of Ilkay Gundogan.

It resulted in some wonderful link-up play on the left with Joao Cancelo and Jack Grealish, and he also scored the game-winning goal when the ball was diverted into his path from Cancelo's shot in the second half. Guardiola was clearly pleased with his team's ten goals against Arsenal and Norwich, but he wanted Bernardo's left foot on the left side of the pitch, partnering with Grealish and Cancelo, to ensure City could play balls into the box with one touch rather than slowing the game down to shift it onto each forward's preferred foot.

He added, "I prefer to have at least one of the two players on either side go with a natural side." "When Jack Grealish and Gundogan play well together, they have to turn because they are not on the right foot. Bernardo can make a cross every time he takes the first action "Previously, wingers would always play with their right foot on the right side and their left foot on the left, but in recent years, everyone has a propensity to play with their right foot on the left and their left foot on the right. "To be more efficient in the final third, at least one of the two or three players must be on their natural foot. Of course, they can play both sides, but Bernardo likes to do it on the right."

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