Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Yaya: Silva's Just as Good as Barca Best

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Yaya: Silva's Just as Good as Barca Best

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DAVID Silva is every bit as good as Barcelona legends Xavi and Andres Iniesta fi even if the Premier League fails to appreciate him.

The little Spanish wizard clocked up his 300th City appearance helping the Blues to a 3-1 win over Hull on Saturday.

And Yaya Toure, who has shared the City midfield with him for the past seven years, said 'of course' he is as good as the two Spaniards who graced the Nou Camp together.

"He's been playing with Xavi and Iniesta in the Spain national team and he's a great player for this club," said Toure.

"Sometimes you need someone like him when you play teams who try to close the gaps. We need a clever player to move between the lines and move the ball quickly.

"I've played alongside players like Xavi and Iniesta. …

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