Fabio Silva was delighted to have got his Wolves goal account underway by helping the under-21s into the knockout stages of the Papa John’s Trophy thanks to two goals against Doncaster Rovers.
The Portuguese forward took just 15 minutes to put his side in front before adding the winning finish moments before the full-time whistle went at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Despite dropping down from the first-team set-up and into the under-21s on Tuesday night, Silva displayed an attitude which belied his 18 years, acknowledging the move between the age categories is what’s needed to aid his development at the club.
On the victory against Doncaster
“Today was a very good day because I need to play and I need to score goals, but I think the most important thing was to help the team.
“That was the most important for me, but the two goals will give me confidence before the next games for the first-team.
“Whether I play here or play for the first-team, I have to do my job, I have to do the same; work every day and trust in the process to help the team.
“Today, it was with this team, and in the future it’s the first-team.”
"It's a very good day for me but I think the most important thing is the work of the team."@Silva_Fabio reflects on #DONWOL as his two goals help Wolves U21s progress in the @PapaJohnsTrophy.— Wolves Academy (@WolvesAcademy) November 10, 2020
On his match-winning goals
“It’s a process. It was good for me to play today, and in the future it will be good for me. I just have to keep working every day and the goals will happen as normal.
“The first one came at me very quick, and the second one, I believed. The centre back goes to the ball, but I believed and I scored a goal, so I’m very happy because I need to score goals as a striker.
“It’s very good for me to work with a player like Raul. I learn every day and the things we do in the training and the match will help me in the future.”
On settling into the club
“It’s amazing. It’s very easy to play here, because the players have helped me a lot, having the Portuguese players, so it’s very good to be here and I love it.
“It’s very cold here, but I like the places and the people in Wolverhampton, the fans are very good. They trust me and help me, and every time I score for the fans.
“At the start, my English was not very good, but I’m improving. I have a person to learn off every day, and when I’m outside of football, I am trying to improve my English.”