City’s midfielder Silva talks about his son’s suffering.
Silva revealed that his son was born prematurely in January 2018. The kid was fighting every say against death. Mateo, Silva’s son was in hospital for 5 months before getting allowed by the doctors to be taken home.
In talks with the Sky Sports, the midfielder talked about the health of his child and how the child became an inspiration for the player.
He said, “It’s been the hardest time of my life, and because it’s my first son I’ve been suffering a lot,”
“Thanks to him it’s been an inspiration to continue fighting for what’s happening in the future.”
“The first two or three months it was a fear of the unknown, because the doctors said to us today is alright, tomorrow we don’t know what is going to happen. So being the first baby, being so small, and so infant, the first few months was very, very bad.”
“But now he is much, much better, he is all singing and dancing!”
Silva also talked and praised their manager Pep Guardiola that he understood the circumstances and allowed him to take a leave from matches and be with his kid.
He said, “It was just after the game with Swansea, I had a personal chat with him – I said I’m not having a good time, I’m worried about home. He said ‘Listen, go and spend a few weeks with your family and do whatever you need to do. Please do it. I’m not going to put you in any problems. Look after your family first…football second.’
Most of the time I tried to forget, and I tried to enjoy playing football. But it’s not very easy to get away from the problem. As soon as the game finishes I went straight to my mobile to see what has happened, to see if everything is OK. You cannot concentrate, you can’t give 100% when you’ve got problems like that.”
“The main change happened when I went to England, I started looking at things in a different way, in a different perspective,” he added.
“At the moment I know that I don’t have any illness, my son is alright, my girlfriend is alright. All of my friends and family are around me supporting me all the time – making me stronger. The type of things I never thought about before what happened with Mateo.”
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