André Silva: “Milan want to continue to win, I am trying to learn every day, I owe the goal also to my teammates”

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André Silva, Franck Kessié, Hakan Çalhanoğlu and Fabio Borini celebrating during Milan-Rijeka at Stadio San Siro on September 28, 2017. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
André Silva, Franck Kessié, Hakan Çalhanoğlu and Fabio Borini celebrating during Milan-Rijeka at Stadio San Siro on September 28, 2017. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

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.”

André Silva celebrating during Milan-Rijeka at Stadio San Siro on September 28, 2017. (@acmilan.com)
André Silva celebrating during Milan-Rijeka at Stadio San Siro on September 28, 2017. (@acmilan.com)

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.

André Silva, Franck Kessié, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Fabio Borini, Manuel Locatelli and Ignazio Abate celebrating during Milan-Rijeka at Stadio San Siro on September 28, 2017. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
André Silva, Franck Kessié, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Fabio Borini, Manuel Locatelli and Ignazio Abate celebrating during Milan-Rijeka at Stadio San Siro on September 28, 2017. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

“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.

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Agni
Agni
4 years ago

Hope you start against Roma.
Good luck. Keep scoring. Let’s see how long can montella deny you the starting spot.

elijah
elijah
4 years ago

Comment:gud luck,andre

imadala
imadala
4 years ago

love you andryy

Milanista121
Milanista121
4 years ago

What a lethal striker, and so young, the future is indeed looking bright for him! Cant believe people who doubted him just because he scored against “minnows” with Portugal, like he can choose whoever he wants to play against, wouldnt it be worst if he hadnt scored against these so called minnows…? Anyhow, like I said in the Cutro-article, I hope that Silva and Cutro can form a partnership like Pippo and Sheva as I think they have the characteristics to do so, chemistry will be there the more they play, all that is missing is a trequartista. Pastore would… Read more »

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
4 years ago
Reply to  Milanista121

I doubted and still doubt him. Are you seriously taking this europa-nothing team as reference? We are the best team in the world according to the game against wein and then reality hits back and Samp beats us.

Silva has done nothing yet. He looks like he has skills and decent technique, but a goal like he scored is very rare in seria a (perhaps only our cbs show such low quality). More importantly, can he comptete with Mertens, Dzeko, Higuain, Icardi, Belotti, or Immobile ?

rossonerisiamonoi
rossonerisiamonoi
4 years ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Yes he can and he will !

Milanista121
Milanista121
4 years ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

His goal reminded me a lot of Carlos Bacca v Fiorentina two seasons ago, so it can be done in Serie A, no doubt 🙂 Im using what i’ve seen him do as a reference, not one game.

EIghteen99
EIghteen99
4 years ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Baresi Dream “André is Milan’s top scorer this season with 6 goals in all competitions”