Portugal have confirmed Bernardo Silva will miss the weekend game against Ireland due to a muscle problem. but should be ready for the weekend against Serbia.
The 27-year-old playmaker is in good form at Manchester City, but muscle problems prevent him from training with the national team.
He was gone both Monday and yesterday (Tuesday), with national team coach Fernando Santos confirmed to be due to a muscle condition.
However, he hopes Bernardo will be ready for a return to action against Serbia this weekend.
“I don’t think he’s okay. He has muscle problems. I don’t think he’s ready for this game. We think he will be ready to face Serbia.” tell reporters
A report from the Record states that Santos also revealed that Bernardo arrived at the national team complaining of being tired. After going on the field for several matches
“He came to the team tired, complaining, he played a lot and couldn’t train. But he is recovering well. I hope and believe he will be able to play against Serbia.”
“He didn’t even travel with us. It doesn’t make sense at all because we don’t think he’s 100 percent ready. Traveling was not good for his healing. He will be here so he can return to training with the team.”
Portugal will face Ireland tomorrow night (Thursday) and are now one point behind Serbia with two games left. They swept all the wins to qualify for the finals in Qatar
this season. Bernardo has made 15 appearances for Manchester City in all competitions and has scored three goals, also collecting assists. one more time