Fabio Silva says he doesn’t feel pressure to score goals for Wolves – hardest part is understanding captain Conor Coady!


Moving from Portugal to England at 18 is hard enough.

But imagine the added pressure of being a club record signing, with coaches, fans and pundits asking you to score goals – it’s tough.

All told, Fabio Silva has settled in well at Wolves
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And that’s exactly what Fabio Silva experienced after moving to Wolves from Benfica in 2020.

Despite signing for the Midlanders for £35m, the forward is yet to rip many trees in England, scoring just four Premier League goals.

But the easy-going teenager says he doesn’t feel the pressure to find the back of the net and is content to play well and satisfy his coach.

“It’s tough because if you look at the last two games I’ve played so well and fought a lot for the team,” Silva told talkSPORT.

“When you fight a lot and you have chances to score and the goalkeeper, in both games, does a great job and makes great saves, and you come in full time and you think: ‘If I score, it would have been better.

“But, at the end of the day, football is more than that and the coach tells me that.


Fabio Silva says he doesn't feel pressure to score goals for Wolves - hardest part is understanding captain Conor Coady!
The striker has started to find his feet in the Midlands
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“If I can score well, but the first task he asked me to do is to help the team with my movements, in defence.

“I think the goals are coming. It’s obvious you care about goals when you’re a striker, but there’s more to it.

Despite all the struggles Silva has had since moving to England, he is still trying to overcome the most difficult task – understanding his captain Conor Coady!

Silva added: “It’s not easy! Sometimes he speaks too quickly.

“Sometimes you have to say, ‘Come on, Codes, I’m not English, I’m Portuguese, you have to speak a little slower!’

Fabio Silva says he doesn't feel pressure to score goals for Wolves - hardest part is understanding captain Conor Coady!
Silva spoke about the good relationship he has with Coady – even if he doesn’t understand it!
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“Sometimes the English don’t even understand it, so imagine the Portuguese!

“But he’s an amazing guy and I think Wolves have one of the best captains, in the dressing room he’s amazing.”

Wolves have had another good season and look set for a seventh or eighth place finish under Bruno Lage, who has built on the good work done by former boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

They’ve had to battle against some of the best teams in the world over the past few seasons, coming up against Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.

But who was Silva’s toughest opponent? Virgil van Dijk, Ruben Dias, Thiago Silva?

Fabio Silva says he doesn't feel pressure to score goals for Wolves - hardest part is understanding captain Conor Coady!
Silva, perhaps surprisingly, said Mina was his toughest opponent
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The striker revealed: “This year I haven’t had the chance to play against him, but last year Everton’s Yerry Mina is very difficult because of the Colombian culture.

“The whole game he tried to put things in my head, he tried to insult me, he tried to kick me, he tried to touch me, and it was a game difficult against him!

“But I think these are the best games to play against these guys because he’s an international player, he was playing for Barcelona, ​​and when you play against these guys you grow.”

Mina has only played ten games this season and, after Silva’s rave review of the defender, one would imagine Everton would be much closer to Wolves in the table had he been available more often.

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