Bernardo Silva wins player of the tournament after guiding Portugal to Nations League glory… as Jordan Pickford is only England player named in the team of the tournament
- Bernardo Silva has been named player of the tournament at the Nations League
- Manchester City star helped Portugal claim the trophy with victory over Holland
- Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford the only Englishman in the team of the tournament
Bernardo Silva’s stunning season of silverware success continued on Sunday night as Portugal lifted the inaugural Nations League.
And the Manchester City star’s efforts were doubly rewarded as he was awarded player of the tournament.
The midfielder set up the only goal of the game against Holland in Porto as Goncalo Guedes sealed victory for Cristiano Ronaldo and Co.
Bernardo Silva kisses the Nations League trophy after victory over Holland on Sunday night
Silva goes to embrace Cristiano Ronaldo after the 1-0 victory in Porto in the final
‘For me to finish this way it’s just amazing, I’m so, so happy with my season,’ he told Sky Sports after adding the trophy to his domestic treble at City.
TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT
Pickford, Mbabu, Akanji, Dias, De Ligt, Guerreiro, De Roon, Silva, De Jong, Depay, Ronaldo
‘So happy to end it this way with these fantastic people that helped us over the past two games, and now it’s time to rest and prepare for next season and try to do even better.
‘I’m very proud, the most important thing is Portugal won,’ he added.
‘I’m very proud to have won the first title with my country and of course if you can add to that the [individual] awards you just said, it’s even better.
‘I’m very happy at the moment.’
He was named in the team of the tournament, which featured just one Englishman.
Jordan Pickford made the cut after his penalty heroics helped England beat Switzerland to a third-place finish earlier on Sunday.
Jordan Pickford celebrates after helping England finish third ahead of Switzerland