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Fabio Silva posts message of defiance on Instagram after second league start for Wolves ends in defeat

Fabio Silva has taken to Instagram to post a message of defiance, after Wolves lost again on Sunday.

Wanderers slipped to a 1-0 defeat to West Ham United, just days on from the gut-wrenching defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

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It was a bad end to the month for Wanderers, who now find themselves seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

Silva was handed only his second Premier League start of the season against the Hammers.

Lage opted to make five changes to the team that started against Arsenal, with the teenager replacing Raul Jimenez in attack.

While it was poor collective performance from Wolves, Silva didn’t do that badly.

It was a tough gig for him up against two physical centre-backs in Craig Dawson and Kurt Zouma, with Aaron Cresswell later tucking in to form a back three.

Silva did his best, but as Stephen Warnock said on Match of the Day 2, he was mostly feeding off scraps.

His two attacking colleagues Hwang Hee-chan and Francisco Trincao just weren’t playing close enough to him.

Silva’s link-up play is actually quite good for a player of such inexperience. It was on show during the recent FA Cup win over Sheffield United when Daniel Podence was playing.

But it was a thankless task for him on Sunday, but Silva is remaining upbeat.

He took to Instagram last night, writing: “You never lose, you either win or learn!”

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It is a good message from Silva, who is clearly determined to become a success at Molineux.

It has never been a question of work ethic with Silva. His attitude is highly commendable.

He is just a young player trying to play under a huge transfer fee that he never chose.

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Silva has shown glimpses of his talent, and deserves more opportunities from Bruno Lage.

It would be interesting to see him play from the start in a two with Raul Jimenez with someone like Daniel Podence pulling the strings in behind.

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