Wolverhampton Wanderers fell to a 2-0 defeat in the Premier League yesterday at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side were beaten relatively easily down in north London.
Aston Villa losing to Crystal Palace means there is still faint hope of finishing above them in the table, which is about the only thing left to play for.
For the clash against Spurs, Nuno decided to start Fabio Silva in attack.
It was his third successive league start, and came as a result of bright performances against Brighton and West Bromwich Albion.
But Silva struggled against the Tottenham defence, and showcased some poor finishing on the day.
Many people have moved to criticise the star, especially neutrals who have not necessarily watched his progression in recent weeks.
But some have come to the teenager’s defence, recognising he is still very young and is operating with a £35 million price tag (BBC Sport).
Darren Bent was one such person, writing on Twitter in response to fellow talkSPORT pundit Jamie O’Hara: “He’s only young you have to give him time, and the price tag ain’t his fault.
“I think the plan was to shadow Jimenez for a couple years, then give him more game time, I do like him , he’s raw that’s all.”
Some level-headed Wolves fans gave similar takes on social media after the game.
I see Fabio Silva has become the scape goat yet again 🙄 #WWFC
— Bidders (@Bidders84) May 16, 2021
Seeing loads of posts about fabio silva, most players his age are playing in the under 18 and under 23 set up’s at clubs. He’s come into Wolves and been thrown into the deep end with Jimenez’s injury… This lad will be a star for us in a few years.#WWFC #TheWolfpack #Wolves pic.twitter.com/JP6rtuQirT
— The Wolfpack (@_TheWolfpack) May 16, 2021
He’s an eighTEEN-year old TEENager, Colin. The clue is very much in the number. 😂👍 https://t.co/JwAdzAcTY0
— Jack Wiggins, Fábio Silva Enthusiast (@WiggyWWFC) May 17, 2021
Ignore him, he’s trying to make a name for himself. Fabio has been doing very well, he’s 18 and playing PL football.
Do some research and take a look at what level Harry Kane was playing at when he was 18 ?
— Martin (@MrR1g4t) May 16, 2021
Darren Bent 🤝 dropping some common sense
— Dean Marsden (@dmarsden1988) May 16, 2021
Bringing some sense Darren nice one. O’Hara says there’s better in League One, I’d like to see which teenager he thinks could step up from League One to lead the line in the Prem..
— ᗩᑎᗪY (@AnnoDomini79) May 16, 2021
👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 well put. The price tag is steep but that the clubs issue not his. He has already shown improvement by getting regular game time. Jamie really is starting to sound like a radio host. Saying controversial things to get people to talk.
— Dan wolf🐺 (@goldandblack17) May 17, 2021