Manchester City star David Silva has opened up on why he missed four of his side’s five games before Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Watford.
The Spanish international midfielder revealed that his son ‘Mateo’ is “fighting day by day” after he was born prematurely.
Silva opened up via Twitter earlier on Wednesday. He said: “I want to thank all of you for the love and good wishes received in the last few weeks, special thanks to my team mates, the manager and all at the club for understanding my situation.
“Also I want to share with you the birth of my son Mateo, who was born extremely preterm and is fighting day by day with the help of the medical team.” he added.
David Silva previously sat out games against Tottenham, Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United.
While speaking on the Watford game, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revealed that the former Valencia forward will have to miss further games because of his situation.
In his words, Guardiola said: “He’s free to stay or leave, it depends.”
“He wants to stay because he enjoys it a lot, but family is the most important thing in life.
“It doesn’t matter if we drop a lot of points because he is not here. I will never push him. Some days he will be here, some he will be out, it depends how his family is.” he concluded.