Mon. Oct 2nd, 2023

David Silva (37), the great midfielder from Lee’s former club Valencia and Manchester City legend, has announced his retirement at a relatively early age after failing to overcome the lingering effects of an injury. Many fans are disappointed, and Lee Kang-in, who considered Silva an “idol,” is likely to feel the same way.온라인바카라

Silva announced his retirement in a video message posted to his personal social media accounts on July 27 (KST). The first caption on the video read: “Muchas gracias…futbol” (Thank you, soccer). It was a simple way of saying goodbye to the game that brought him wealth and fame. Silva continued, “This is the saddest day of my life. It’s time to say goodbye to something I’ve dedicated my life to (soccer). I will miss every moment of it. I want to thank everyone who has supported me. It’s also time to say goodbye to my teammates, who were like family,” he said, adding: “Chess (Valencia), Armeros (Eibar), Celtinas (Celta Vigo), Citizens (Man City), Txuri Urdinez (Real Sociedad). Thanks to all of you, I always felt at home. Thank you,” he said, referring to the supporters of the teams he has played for.

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Silva is a Spanish midfielder with excellent skills and a colorful career. He has revealed that Lee Kang-in is his role model and idol. Silva and Lee share a similar style of overcoming a small height (1.70 meters) handicap with great technique and the ability to break free of pressure. He is a textbook example of the kind of “soccer tutor” that Lee Kang-in is currently showing.

Silva, in particular, is a legend at Valencia, where Lee was discovered, and where he scored 32 goals and provided 36 assists in 168 appearances over four seasons, starting in 2006-2007, before joining Man City and writing another myth. In his 10 seasons at City, he led them to four EPL titles. When Silva left the club at the end of the 2019-2020 season, City honored him with a statue in front of the Etihad Stadium. Silva made 436 career appearances for City, scoring 77 goals and providing 140 assists.

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Afterward, Silva moved back to Spain and joined Real Sociedad, where he was showing off his rusty skills. However, his career, which seemed to be cruising along, was eventually cut short by injury. With one year left on his contract at Sociedad, he suddenly announced his retirement.

It was a sad story. Silva injured his left anterior cruciate ligament during a team training session on April 20. The ligament reportedly ruptured completely. “He ruptured his left anterior cruciate ligament,” said Matteo Moreto of Spanish outlet Relevo. This will force him to retire.”

The injury was a setback for Silva. He had expected a year to recover from the injury, but it seems that he has re-injured the same area, and given his age, he realizes that a full recovery will be difficult and painful. On the 28th (KST), the Daily Star reported, ‘There were rumors that Silva, who played for Real Sociedad for three years, was considering retirement after suffering a serious knee injury. Fans have been sending messages of love and gratitude to the most beloved playmaker in City’s history,” the Daily Star reported. Silva’s social media accounts have been flooded with farewell messages from fans.

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