Wolves striker Fabio Silva started for Portugal Under 21s against Liechtenstein last night.

He was only promoted to the Under 21 setup this season and his second appearance was a spectacular one.

Portugal won 11-0, and were 9-0 up by half-time, when Silva was substituted.

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In that 45 minutes of football, Silva scored twice and laid on two assists as his side ran riot.

Portugal U21 v Belarus U21 - U21 Euro 2023 Qualifier
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Granted, the standard of opposition was far below what he’ll encounter in England.

But the goals and assists should give Silva confidence, as should scoring for the U23s against Sunderland last month.

 

He might well have to be patient and wait for his chance in the side but Bruno Lage recently encouraged Silva not to ‘run away’ from the challenge currently facing him at Molineux.

Silva also posted a message on Instagram after the game, which translates as ‘amazing’.

Another Portuguese youngster who had an a good night – an even better night than Silva – was Goncalo Ramos.

The young forward was linked with Wolves back in June and last night he scored four goals.

But Wolves have their own young striker they are hoping will come good and the good night in front of goal should have boosted Silva’s belief.

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