Silva - Size doesn't matter
David Silva has dismissed claims his size will prevent him from being a success in the Premier League.
Last Updated: 18/09/10 11:10am
Manchester City new boy David Silva has dismissed suggestions that his size will prevent him from being a success in the Premier League.
Silva joined City from Valencia over the summer, but has not started a game in the league since the opening day draw at Tottenham Hotspur.
There have been claims that the midfielder lacks the physical presence to make an impact at England, but Silva is adamant it is not an issue.
After scoring his first goal for City in the Europa League against Red Bull Salzburg on Thursday, the Spain World Cup winner is confident he can be a hit.
"I do not agree that I am too small," said Silva.
"I know people say you have to be big and strong to play in the Premier League, but you cannot just judge a player by their size. You have to look at their other qualities too.
"Look at Spain, we won the World Cup with small players. In the Spanish team, we have the three main attributes of a winning team. We are good technically, we are quick, but also strong.
"I'm confident I can be a success in English football. As I have said all along, I just need time."
Silva will be hoping to keep his place in the City team for Sunday's game at Wigan Athletic as he continues to acclimatise to the Premier League.
"I don't know much about Wigan," he said. "Obviously I know about Roberto Martinez because he is Spanish and is a good young manager.
"They let in a lot of goals at the start of the season, but now they seem to be doing better.
"Every day I learn a bit more about the teams in the Premier League and I know it will be a difficult game."