Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has explained how he was proven wrong by David Silva, who is set to make 400th appearance for the club.
The veteran midfielder already confirmed that this will be his final season with the Manchester outfit, where he was won four Premier League titles, four League Cups and two FA Cup titles.
Silva joined the Citizens from LaLiga outfit Valencia back in 2010, and Guardiola has now admitted he thought the Spaniard would struggle due to his size but was happy to be proven wrong.
"Happily, I was wrong", said Guardiola, according to BBC.
"Moving in these small spaces, he's really good, one of the best.
"But he's tiny, a little player, not a box-to-box player and my image of England from the outside, I thought 'maybe he's going to suffer'.
"That was my first impression. You can play a good season but he's done it for 10 seasons, it is almost incredible. He's a huge competitor. How he reacts to the bad moments - his specific qualities help him survive in the Premier League. He should be so proud."