Fabio Silva turned out for Wolves’ Under 23 side last night when they took on Sunderland.
Little more than 24 hours beforehand, he had been an unused substitute for the first team in their 1-0 win at Southampton.
Silva is yet to start a Premier League game this season and Bruno Lage obviously decided he could benefit with a game.
He found the back of the net just before half-time but Wolves were beaten 3-1 on the night.
After scoring, he took off his shirt to reveal a message which you can see i the picture above.
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What did it mean? According to Portuguese football experts Proxima Jornada, the message was for his Portugal Under 21 teammate Jota Goncalves.
The young defender has suffered a terrible ACL injury and Silva – understandably – wanted to show his support.
Tondela’s young central defender Jota Gonçalves suffered a really serious injury last week, completely torn his ACL.— Próxima Jornada (@ProximaJornada1) September 27, 2021
Team mate of Fábio’s at U21 level.
It’s a message sending strength, ‘Força!’ and reminding him Fábio and everyone else is with him, ‘juntos’.
Hopefully, the goal will boost Silva’s confidence and kickstart his season somewhat.
Now Wolves are out of the EFL Cup, it’s hard to see where his first team starts will come from.
And he was hooked at half-time of last Wednesday’s clash with Tottenham anyway.
But Silva has finally found the net this term and how needs a senior goal to get even more belief.
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