David Silva denies Manchester City quit reports

Last updated : 23 February 2011 By Daily Mail

Atletico Madrid have been plotting a summer for the Manchester City winger, who was reported to be homesick after joining City from Valencia last summer.

But Silva told Manchester City's official website: 'I was as surprised as anyone else here to have read those reports. I do the odd interview with Spanish press but I have never come out with these quotes that may or may not have been attributed to me.

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'My initial reaction was surprise, but as I have said before, I am happy to be here and I find myself very much at ease with life here.

'The thing about a big city like Manchester is that people respect your space. They leave you to get on with your life. In Spain, people can get on your back and maybe live the game more. Here it's nice to go out and chill in the city.'

Mind on the job: Silva (right) in training with Carlos Tevez ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash against Aris Salonika at Eastlands

He continued: 'The help of my team-mates and all the people at the club has helped my settling-in period go so smoothly. It was difficult to begin with, but I was not quite 100 per cent fit because I missed part of pre-season due to my late arrival from the World Cup.

'There were also a couple of international friendlies that involved long journeys which interrupted me getting shape. I didn't have the time then, but since then I think the form has started to come through for me.'?

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