Last season there were many rumors as Manchester City's stjernespiller David Silva was suddenly omitted from the kamptroppen in several battles around christmas time last season. The official reason was "personal reasons".
First, in January it was revealed that Silva and his family went through a dramatic period of time.
Just before a league match against Tottenham gave birth to Silvas girlfriend Yessica Gonzales the couple's son, Mateo, three months before the term. The little boy fought for life in the intensive care unit at the hospital Casa de Salud in the Spanish Valencia.
It was the worst months of my life, " says Silva, who bears a tattoo of his son on the venstrearmen with the words "never Give up".
Silva as Manchester City beat Spurs on an iPad by the bedside with his girlfriend. Manager Pep Guardiola had asked the players to "win for David, Yessica and Mateo".
the Journey was so long. Thanks to God Mateo well and grows quickly, but it was very difficult. I owe the club, my teammates and Pep Guardiola so much - they have been so the supports, " says Silva in the longer interview with FourFourTwo.
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Luckily, Mateo is now a healthy little boy, who lives in Manchester with his parents. The first six months of life to the baby was the story completely different.
- Each time I went back, I spent all the time in the hospital with Yessica and Mateo. The journeys were so long and you never rest because you're thinking of the son and your partner all the time. I ate properly and I trained only once a week before the fight, " says Silva.
- This is something that happens once in a lifetime, and you don't know what a premature birth is until you experience it yourself, " says the City's playmaker on.
City-manager Pep Guardiola knew he had to let midtbanespilleren get free to be with the family in the difficult time.
- He can travel, it depends on the situation. He wants to be because he loves to play, but family is the most important thing in life. It doesn't matter if we lose a point because he is not here. I'm not going to push him, " said Guardiola early in January according to the Daily Telegraph.Had been too much,
Silva lost among the other quarter-finals of the league cup against Leicester and the first semifinalekampen against Bristol City, in addition to the eight league matches in total (including the 3-4 loss to Liverpool).
my Mind was not in Manchester and Pep realized that it was better for the team, in addition to myself, that I was with the family. I felt I had to be near them. If it had not happened that way, I had never managed to cope with everything. All reisingen to and from Valencia would have been too much, " says Silva.
In may was the son finally written out from hospital. He got a special welcome at City's home Etihad in the season's last league game against Huddersfield.
He was the star of the day, of course. When he gets older, I will never stop to tell him about the day. Tell me more about it, than to win the Premier League, more than anything. Everything comes in second place when it comes to the health of your family, your son, " says Silva.Mateo (0) long fought for life. In the last game of the season he got to see daddy score