Tevez hails Man City team-mate

Silva has been impressive for City since joining the club from Valencia last summer.

“David is the best signing we have made,” said Tevez. “He is the type of player who can win you the game. He can provide you with the sort of pass that puts you through one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

“He has freshened up the team and brought a new dimension. We have the players here. The thing we need to do is build the team that the people and all of us want to see.

“It’s always a big source of motivation to play alongside great players like David, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli. We have a forward line that can do a lot of damage to opposing teams.”