David Silva has guaranteed a ‘mad festival’ for his team-mates if Manchester City realizes their Premier League title ambitions.
The 26-year-old also cited the many characters in the dressing room and expressed his delight at the return of Carlos Tevez.
‘There is only one fear in our squad — my promise that I will organize a mad festival if we win the Premier League.
‘We have Sergio [Aguero] and his arrival this season has increased the ‘Spanish’ flavour.
‘We also have the ‘king of anecdotes’ in Mario [Balotelli], who is so unpredictable both on the field and the street — and then we have plenty of controversy in Carlos.
‘Actually we all know he is a big player and we are glad to have Carlos back. He really could help us in the decisive final stage of the season.’
Silva admitted that the season has not panned out as he had predicted, but he has come to expect this from his time in England.
‘In the summer my bet for the title was City, United or Chelsea. I didn’t include Spurs and Arsenal but, in any case, a lot has changed and now the race is between United and us.
‘After my two seasons in England I know there is no such thing as an easy match.
‘Now each one is a like a cup final because both ourselves and United need all the victories we can get because, in the end, just one point could be decisive.
The Spaniard has highlighted City’s clash with United as the key game in the title run-in and made it clear that they will be out for revenge.
‘The Manchester derby in April will be very important. If we maintain a two-point advantage going into it and increase our lead to five by beating United it will calm us all — but we know it will be a very complicated game.
‘United defeated us in the FA Cup after we won 6-1 at Old Trafford, so revenge will be in the air.
‘United have more experience of these situations than us but I am convinced City offered the better game. Fans enjoy watching our attacking play and we deserve to be the league leaders.’
Silva admitted his disbelief at City’s incredible win at Old Trafford earlier in the season.
‘That 6-1 win was historic. I have never known anything like it, here or in Spain.
‘I have kept a DVD of the match to treasure the memory for many years. Old Trafford is a temple so to beat United 6-1, well, our fans went mad. It will always be in the record books.’
City face Swansea this weekend and Silva praised Swansea’s style and conceded that they will have to be at their best to overcome the Welsh side.
‘Swansea doesn’t look like a rookie team to me because they play an excellent game.
‘They are one of the revelations of the season. They manage the ball very well.
‘They will make us put in a very big effort to beat them.’