André Silva knows ‘I have more opportunities in Europe’ and targets a win vs Roma, after the 3-2 over Rijeka.
With his agent, Jorge Mendes, in the stands, André Silva showed his great potential as in the 14′ minute he scored after a terrific solo run (Borini assist).
Silva, who seemed to lack chemistry up with Patrick Cutrone (the two barely exchanged any passes), played 82 minutes and he watched from the bench as the 19-year-old netted in the 94′ minute to give Milan a dramatic 3-2 win and three points.
André is Milan’s top scorer this season with 6 goals in all competitions, but will most likely not start when the Rossoneri play Roma on Sunday (18:00 CET).
“I have more opportunities in Europe. I managed to score so many goals thanks to my teammates and my own work,” Silva told Sky. “The blackout in the end? These things happen in football, sometimes you get so many opportunities and get punished. Our reaction was very good.
“Milan-Roma [the Diavolo haven’t beaten Roma since the 2014/15 season]? It is not up to me to choose whether I start or not. I have to make myself ready when I enter and score, that’s my job.”
Speaking to MilanTV, the 21-year-old, who arrived from Porto for €40m, added: “Settling-in? I’ve already said several times that I’ve already played in Europe while I’m at the start in Serie A. What I have done so far comes as a reward for the hard work I have put in, I have to keep it up. I want to thank my teammates because I owe the goal also to them, without them I wouldn’t have scored.
“The match? I think we knew that it wasn’t going to be easy. These are tricky matches, it’s not easy to play well, but we took home the three points and this is what matters most. I’m really happy with this. It’s clear that every win is important, as is scoring in the last minute like we did on Thursday.
“We want to continue to win. Roma [who beat Qarabağ in the Champions League 2-1 on Wednesday]? I’m in a new league and a new team. I’m trying to learn every day and I have to try and improve and get used to this football. I hope that this victory will make us better. We will try to give our best against Roma and it’s clear that we will try to target a win, we will give the maximum possible.”
Cutrone stole all the headlines with his last-minute goal but Silva got the highest rating from today’s GdS – 7/10, while the overall team rating was 6/10 with Bonucci the worst at Milan – 5/10.