Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has told midfielder, Bernardo Silva, that he has to be on social media to win the Ballon d’ Or.
Silva, 27, is on both Instagram and Twitter, with a combined 3.4 million followers.
The Portugal international has made 37 appearances for Man City this season, scoring ten goals and registering four assists.
“Bernardo Silva is never going to win the Ballon d’Or because you’ve to be on social media, you have to not just win but score a lot of goals and Bernardo doesn’t have that quality,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.
“If one day it happens, I would love it, I would be happy for him like any other player that we’ve here that one day would win the Ballon d’Or. I would be more than grateful to experience that award with him. For me, as a manager, he can do everything.”
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’ Or last year despite Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski being the bookmakers’ favourite to win the award.
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