André Silva: “I’m happy for the goal, but what matters the most is the win and the three points, I have to work”

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André Silva celebrating during Milan-Chievo at Stadio San Sro on March 18, 2018. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
André Silva celebrating during Milan-Chievo at Stadio San Sro on March 18, 2018. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

André Silva was happy to be on the scoresheet for the second week in a row and admitted a lot of his difficulties have been due to switching countries.

After going months without a single Serie A goal, for the second time in a row, André Silva entered from the bench to score the winning goal for Milan and give 3 points.

After doing it in the 94′ minute against Genoa last week, today (Sunday), the Portuguese striker scored in the 81′ minute to complete the comeback of Milan, who fought back from a 2-1 disadvantage against Chievo at Stadio San Siro.

“I’m happy with the goal against Genoa but also for today’s goal,” Silva, 22-year-old, told Premium Sport after the match. “I’m not a football maestro, I’m growing up and I have to work hard, but I’m still working hard. I’m happy for the goal but I have to work. We are a team that always works, and we want to win. Also today we were losing 2-1 but we always wanted to win the game.”

André Silva celebrating during Milan-Chievo at Stadio San Sro on March 18, 2018. (@acmilan.com)
André Silva celebrating during Milan-Chievo at Stadio San Sro on March 18, 2018. (@acmilan.com)

Speaking to a reporter from Sky Italia, the striker, who arrived in the summer from Porto, said: “I am happy for the goal and the win. How the last few months have been? On the bench [laughs]. But I am young, I have to work, wait for opportunities and try to score for the team.

“If I thought of an exit in January? I’m at Milan and I’m thinking of playing at Milan, I can’t think of anything else. My difficulties? It’s the first time I have left Portugal. Everything is different, but football is football, it’s the same. Any player gives his best when he goes to other leagues.

“I don’t think the cost of the transfer fee weighed on me [he was signed for €38m plus €2m in bonuses], but I did need some time to adapt to a whole new country, league and team. I’m calm, I have to get used to the changes, it’s a way to grow and I’m happy with this.”

André Silva celebrating with Ricardo Rodriguez, Leonardo Bonucci and Lucas Biglia at the end of Milan-Chievo at Stadio San Sro on March 18, 2018. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
André Silva celebrating with Ricardo Rodriguez, Leonardo Bonucci and Lucas Biglia at the end of Milan-Chievo at Stadio San Sro on March 18, 2018. (MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

André also had an interview with MilanTV: “I’m doing my job and I expect to score goals. What matters the most is the win and the three points. I work very hard and I’m always waiting for an opportunity to come. I don’t think of anything else, just training, working hard and that’s it.

“Playing with another striker? I scored with and without one. We know what we have to do on the field and I’m demonstrating good things with another striker on the field. The reaction? The merit is of the guys. We are happy, and we put all our efforts on the pitch. I’m happy, I have to thank everyone.

“I’m satisfied because everyone helps me. The international break? I will now go to the national team, so I will not have much rest, but I’m thinking of helping Portugal and scoring again.”

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usman247
usman247
3 years ago

Nice one silva may God be with you so that you can score more and more goals to Milan.

Agni
Agni
3 years ago

I don’t know why but I have lot of faith in Silva, and have a gut feeling that he is going to be a great striker some day.
Hope he does so with Milan.

Good luck Andre.

Amal sadanandan
Amal sadanandan
3 years ago

He is an humble guy

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

From my opinion, we should switch to 4-4-1-1 formation, with Silva plays behind Cutrone

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
3 years ago

Good goal Silva. We need more out of you. Much much much more.

vutelov
vutelov
3 years ago

I also think Silva will be a great striker and is my favourite in this milan team like how i liked el shaarawy , alex pato. I also hope he gets more playing time, but then again i trust Gattuso’s team selections. Forza Milan!