David Silva is living a dram. The spaniard has revealed the premature birth of his son Mateo is behind his recent absence from the Manchester City squad. Silva captained Citizens against Watford on Wednesday evening but had been given permission to miss the clashes with Newcastle and Crystal Palace to spend time with his partner Yessica Suarez Gonzalez. David Silva posted a message on Twitter and Instagram which 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".
And he added: "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". Silva, 31, also missed the the victory against Tottenham and Carabao Cup win against Leicester in mid December before returning briefly for the Premier League clash with Bournemouth on December 23.
Manager Pep Guardiola said Silva may have to miss more games because of his situation: “He’s free to stay or leave, it depends - the Manchester City manager said -. 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”. Spanish player has received a lot of support from world of football following, including from his former club Valencia.