Silva | ‘I feel very good in this moment’

Fabio Silva believes he’s in a good moment after he led the line impressively and helped Wolves to a big victory over neighbours Aston Villa on Saturday.

Bruno Lage decided that the Portuguese’s 50th Premier League appearance would be from the start in the absence of Raul Jimenez, and Silva was a constant threat up front for his side. The striker’s withdrawal one minute from time was met with a fantastic reception from the Molineux faithful, and having netted on international duty before Saturday, the 19-year-old has hit form at the right time for the run-in.

On the Villa victory

“It feels very good. I think that we deserved this win. We did a good game against Leeds, but football is like that, we lost. But we did a very good game on Saturday, offensive and defensive, and I think the team deserved it.

“It was an amazing win. We did a very good game with the ball, and without the ball we defended very well. We came to this game with the mentality to win it.”

On Jonny getting amongst the goals

“It’s very good. I feel very good because he does a lot of things in training, he practices in training, and when you do the things there, in a game it’s easier, and I’m happy for him.”

On his own performance

“I feel very good. I came from a good week with the national team, I came here with confidence, and I feel very good in this moment. The things are good, offensive and defensive, and now we continue.

“I know the people look to me to score goals, and I will continue in this moment, and I think I helped the team a lot with the ball and defending, to make the last pass. I feel very comfortable in this moment. I’m very happy to make my 50th game in the Premier League.”

On looking ahead

“We think game by game. Now we focus on Newcastle. Now the team had to rest, enjoy the win and prepare for the next game. We go day by day. We don’t think about the final of the season.”