Bernardo Silva

Bernardo Silva is enjoying the fast and furious nature of Manchester City’s festive schedule as Pep Guardiola’s side head into the busiest period of their season.

Bernardo Silva

The defending Premier League champions are amid a sequence of 13 matches in just six weeks across all competitions, a run that includes crunch league clashes with Chelsea and Liverpool as well as an EFL Cup quarter-final at Leicester City.

English football’s traditionally hectic festive fixture list has often been a bone of contention among managers, but Silva – who joined City from Monaco in 2017 – is relishing the busy calendar.

“It’s a little bit different because both countries where I played before, Portugal and France, we had a Christmas break,” he told reporters.

“Here you don’t stop so it’s a little bit complicated. But it’s good to play every three days.

“We complain a little bit but it’s good because we love this game and we love to play. And it’s a tradition in England so we have to respect it.”