Fabio Silva was pleased to have scored his first goal for Wolves on Monday night, but was ultimately left frustrated that his side were not able to take a point away from Burnley.
The 18-year-old Portuguese forward became the club’s youngest ever Premier League goalscorer, as well as the youngest player to score a top-flight penalty since Michael Owen in 1997, when he confidently placed his spot-kick past Nick Pope having been brought down inside the Burnley box with just two minutes of the match remaining.
But with Wolves already two goals behind when Silva notched his first in gold and black, and unable to find another goal in the dying moments of the contest, it was ultimately a disappointing evening for the promising teen and his teammates.
On a first Premier League goal
“I feel confident to shoot the penalty, the teams and the coach supports me and I’m very happy to score a goal, but the most important thing is to help the team with my work in the training sessions and in the games.
“I’ve said before that the goals will come naturally and today it did come.”
On substitutions bringing more energy
“When the coach made the substitutions, I think it was to bring more energy because the game was not right.
“I think the team had a good second-half because the team worked good together and did the tasks that the coach asked to do.”
On an improved second-half display
“Burnley is a team who are very physical, a typical English team, and I think the game was an injustice game, I think our team deserved it more because we had a good second-half.
“I think the team in the second-half did a good game and the team deserved more, but the final result was not right. We have to learn before the next game if we want to have a chance to win the game.”
On coming up short in fightback
“It’s frustrating because when you score a goal and it’s 2-1, the team believes. We all believed that at the end we could score to make it 2-2, but it was not possible.
“I think we did everything we could for the draw, but now, the most important thing is that we all think about the next game.”