Silva | 'Things start in these kind of games'

Fabio Silva believes good things can be founded during pre-season and victories should be congratulated, even in friendly matches.

Wolves enjoyed their first win under Bruno Lage on Saturday evening – a 1-0 success over La Liga side Real Betis thanks to Patrick Cutrone’s late goal. Silva once again played his part off the bench, featuring for the final 30 minutes, and he can feel the group growing and adapting under Lage, as positive strides continue to be made ahead of the new Premier League season.

On Saturday’s friendly with Betis

“We felt very good sensations and I think the team is in a good way. We have been working for almost three weeks and I think we are doing well.  

“We have been training well, with our focus on learning. It’s a new coach, new ideas and we need to adapt things first, but I think the team is doing well.

“It was a friendly match but it’s always good to win. Things start in these kind of games and I think the team is to be congratulated.”

On feeling part of the pack

“I think I needed my time to adapt, like everyone needs. I feel more and more integrated in the team and I feel a much more complete player.

“Now, it’s time to help the team with goals and assists, like every forward player. I’m very happy and proud to be like this and hear the fans singing for me.”

On working under Lage

“It’s been very good. The coach has his own ideas and we have been learning the methods and dynamics of the game.

“What I see is that the group is staying very focused and we have everything we need for a great season.”

On playing many games last season

“If I say I was thinking of playing so many games, I would be lying. My idea, when I came here, was to be on a sustained project and grow.

“Unfortunately, Raul had that serious injury and that allowed me to play much more minutes. But, thank god, he came back now to help the team, and that’s the most important thing.

“But I wasn’t expecting to be playing so many games. For my age, having this number of games will give me very good things to my future.”