Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Coady has lavished praise on Fabio Silva, after the teenager scored for the second time this season against West Bromwich Albion on Monday night.
The 18-year-old was on target at the Hawthorns to finish off a brilliantly crafted move that involved Nelson Semedo, Owen Otasowie and Vitinha.
Ultimately Kyle Bartley kicked the ball in off Silva’s standing leg, and Thierry Henry joked the goal was like something from Pippo Inzaghi, but Silva has to be credited for being in there.
That was the starlet’s fourth goal for the first-team, and he now appears to be making great progress as his debut season draws to a close.
He likely was never meant to play as much as he has, with the injury to Raul Jimenez forcing him to step up.
He’s done a good job all things considered, and Coady has moved to praise Silva.
He said of his teammate (Wolves official): “We know what Fabio [Silva] brings, he’s a young lad who has come into the team and done exceptionally well with the games he’s played and has scored a few goals now.
“He deserves his luck because what goes unnoticed is the run he makes before that, in between the lines, stretching the back five at the time, and he was doing the same with the back four.”
You make your own luck
Coady is spot on.
The finish was obviously scrappy as anything, but Silva deserved a goal for his smart movement, something he’s been showing regularly when coming on as a substitute in games.
It’s clear to see what a brilliant work ethic he has, and good luck, you’d like to hope, will continue for him if he keeps this up.