David Silva has released an official statement on his social media channels to explain his recent absences from Manchester City.
The 31-year-old explained that his newborn son Mateo was born ‘extremely preterm’ and is currently fighting day by day.
COMUNICADO OFICIAL: pic.twitter.com/8Ooaef92ro
— David Silva (@21LVA) January 3, 2018
Pep Guardiola said after last night’s game that Silva could have further absences yet as he checks on the health of his new child.
Despite his personal issues, Silva showed his great professionalism by declaring himself available to face Watford on Tuesday night, then playing the full 90 minutes with a good performance.
From everyone at City Watch, good luck or ‘buena suerte’ to you and Mateo, El Mago!