Bernardo Silva gave an interview to “France Footbal”, the magazine responsible for awarding the Ballon d’Or. The Manchester City player did not hide that he finds it difficult to one day be awarded and addressed his return to Benfica.
“It’s very complicated. Maybe one day, if I’m in a team that wins the championship, the Champions League and everything else, maybe it will happen. But I don’t believe in that. In today’s football, the players who win are the ones who score goals, which are decisive. If we win the Champions League and the Premier League, I think we have to include Haaland in the discussion of the winner of the 2023 Ballon d’Or. At the moment, it is very open, there are three or four players who can win it. now, it would have to go for Messi. Argentina were world champions. But Mbappé is also in the discussion, for the season he spent with PSG and France. If he were a jury for the award, he would have to go for Messi, today. But the best thing is to wait by the end of the season. Vinícius, from Real Madrid, also had a fantastic season, and they will win the Champions League again”, began by saying Bernardo Silva, revealing an episode with Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Sometimes, in the national team, Cristiano told us that he thought he deserved more when he didn’t win. He likes to always be at the top, he’s very competitive, of course he’s never happy when he doesn’t win”, he said.
Now aged 28, the Portuguese midfielder is thinking of retiring in about ten years and, who knows, becoming a coach. But he guarantees that he doesn’t intend to hang up his boots without returning to Luz and playing with Benfica’s jersey.
“In ten years I’ll be 38. At 37 I’ll be retired, I’ll miss football. Maybe I’ll think about becoming a coach. But I would have won the Champions League and also played for Benfica”