Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker has said that Bernardo Silva is actually a leader in the dressing room.

The Englishman confirmed on Monday (via City’s official Twitter account) that the £43 million (BBC Sport) man is one of the club’s five captains alongside himself, Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias and Rodri.

Now, Kyle Walker has said (via Manchester Evening News) that Bernardo Silva, who is known to be quite understated is a huge leader at Manchester City.

Kyle Walker says not many know how much of a leader Bernardo Silva is

Branded as ‘calm and collected’ by the Independent, the 29-year-old, described as ‘so smart’ by Kevin De Bruyne is known for letting his feet do the talking.

While the Portuguese international has a reputation for having a bite to his game and not shying away from the dark arts, he is not known for being vocal, which is a trait often associated with skippers.

Kyle Walker has pinpointed that contrary to the general consensus, Bernardo Silva is a leader of men.

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“Bernardo’s shown on the pitch how important he is to the team. Off the pitch what you don’t see. He’s a really good relationship with the manager, if we want days off, we’ll get him to ask”, he revealed.

Bernardo leads by example

Considering Kyle Walker is viewed as a leader for both club and country, the fact that he sees Bernardo Silva in the light that he does is testament to his leadership ability.

Ultimately, even if the treble-winner is not as animated as say, Ruben Dias, he leads by example, which is the most key quality in any potential captain.

Especially in some of the biggest games, Bernardo Silva has proven time and again that he steps up when the lights are the brightest.

While previous captains like David Silva and Ilkay Gundogan were also quite understated, they were adored by the Etihad faithful for proving their mettle with their feet.

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