Sport David Silva: I'm retiring if I win the Champions League

12:11  19 june  2017
12:11  19 june  2017 Source:   Goal.com

David Silva: I'm retiring if I win the Champions League

  David Silva: I'm retiring if I win the Champions League Capturing the Champions League with Manchester City could prompt David Silva to hang up his boots, the Spain international has suggested.David Silva has jokingly threatened to retire to a beach on Gran Canaria if he manages to win the Champions League with Manchester City.

GETTY. David Silva has yet to win the Champions League . If I win the Champions League I ’ m retiring back here,” Silva told the Daily Mail. “It would be very special for me .”

David Silva does not even hesitate as he considers what he would do if he finally lifted the European Cup, the one trophy that has eluded the masterful Spaniard. ‘ I ’d retire . If I win the Champions League I ’ m retiring back here,’ he says

David Silva - cropped: David Silva playing for Manchester City in the Champions League © Provided by Goal David Silva playing for Manchester City in the Champions League

David Silva has jokingly threatened to retire to a beach on Gran Canaria if he manages to win the Champions League with Manchester City.

A Premier League, FA Cup, European Championship and World Cup winner, the Spain international playmaker is yet to capture the biggest prize in European club football.

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City exited the competition in the round of 16 last season, bowing out on away goals after a thrilling 6-6 aggregate draw with eventual semi-finalists Monaco.

Speaking to the Daily Mail on his island home off the coast of North Africa, the 31-year-old claimed life on the beach would beckon should he fill the void in his collection of major honours.

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David Silva has joked that he would retire home to the Canary Islands if he won the Champions League with Manchester City. " If I win the Champions League I ’ m retiring back here [Gran Canaria].

Manchester City midfielder David Silva has revealed he will retire if City wins the Champions League . The diminutive playmaker has consistently been one of the Premier League 's best players since he arrived at the Etihad from Valencia in 2010.

"I'd retire," he said.

"If I win the Champions League I'm retiring back here. It would be very special for me."

Silva is under contract until June 2019 and, while he wants to keep playing at Eithad Stadium, the creative midfielder is aware of the toll English football can take on ageing players.

"I'm very happy to be at City and I would like to continue there for as long as possible," he said.

"It obviously depends on my health, my quality on the pitch and if the club want me to stay.

"I would like to be there until the end but the Premier League is such a hard league to play in, it is much more physical than somewhere like La Liga, so it depends."

City started strongly in Pep Guardiola's first campaign in charge last term, but fell away and then faced a battle to secure automatic Champions League qualification, ultimately holding off the challenge of Liverpool to claim third.

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"Since I was a regular in the team, this hasn't been the best year because we haven't won any trophies but we're sure that next year it's going to be better," Silva said.

"We did not win anything last season. The aim for the future is always to win titles, become champions of the Premier League and more. Guardiola is bringing players into the team and we need them."

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