Romain Saiss has praised his Wolves teammate Fabio Silva, but urged fans not to make the same demands of him as Raul Jimenez.

The 18-year-old led the line admirably in last night’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur.

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Silva was left on the bench against Burnley, but came on to win and score a penalty at Turf Moor to open his account for the first-team.

Nuno Espirito Santo was clearly impressed with his cameo in Lancashire and decided to restore him to the starting XI against Spurs.

Silva had a couple of good opportunties to score, and showed good movement and hold-up play against Jose Mourinho’s side.

 

And his performance has drawn praise from Saiss, who got the equaliser for Wolves.

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He told the club’s official website: “It’s the end of the game, it demands a lot, he helped the team a lot, but he’s a young player and he knows he has to improve and impress and I am sure he is going to score a lot of goals for this club.

“But you cannot demand the same things as Raul gives to us from Fabio, for example. But for an 18-year-old, he’s doing really well and he played really well today against one of the best defences in the league.”

The signs are there with Silva

Silva will no doubt be thinking about that headed chance he had, but the youngster can be pleased with his showing at Molineux. And fans should also be.

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He may not have scored but Silva’s touch was great and he was always seeking to get across his man for incoming crosses.

Saiss makes a good point about not demanding the same things of Silva as Jimenez – the 18-year-old just needs to be left to do his thing, and the more minutes he gets the quicker everything will start to click for him.

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