Wolverhampton Wanderers fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Fabio Silva’s debut for the club – a 1-0 defeat to Stoke in the Carabao Cup.
The 18-year-old, who recently signed from Porto in a club-record £35.6 million deal, made his first appearance for Wolves against the Potters.
It’s fair to say he struggled on a cold Thursday night against Stoke. In his defence, the teenager wasn’t afraid to shoot, having five efforts at goal. However, only one was on target, while he missed an excellent chance from inside the six-yard box.
Nonetheless, criticism shouldn’t be aimed at Silva.
He combined well with his teammates and held the ball up to good effect. It will surely be a matter of time – especially with Nuno’s coaching – until he flourishes.
The club-record signing is still in his formative footballing years.
As reported by the Express & Star, Portuguese football experts Rui Miguel Martins and Alex Goncalves have waxed lyrical over him.
Goncalves described Silva as a “generational talent” and compared him to prolific Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani.
“The term generational talent is generally overused but it is entirely applicable when discussing Fabio Silva,” Goncalves said.
“Perhaps a better comparison would be someone not currently playing in England though – Edinson Cavani.”
While he couldn’t grab a debut goal, his performance still pleased a number of Wolves fans on Twitter, who saw the positives in his display.
Here’s what some of them tweeted about the teenager’s first outing…
🐺💤 For those throwing doubt at Fabio already, remember this miss from Raul early into his Wolves days.— Wolves Fancast (@WWFCFancast) September 17, 2020
The kid was sharp at times, held the ball up okay & got himself into some good positions.
Lets forget tonight happened & send sympathy to the ones who paid to watch. We move pic.twitter.com/ViUdJUAE0f
Are there seriously some questioning him? The boy looks class. Don’t judge him on a miss or two tonight. Look at his touch, his awareness & movement. He’s going to be a top, top player for us.— Chris Cobbold (@MrChrisCobbold) September 17, 2020
100% agree. He looked like he could hold the ball really well and integrated with his teammates. Looks like he has really good close control.— Big Poppa 🐺 💛🖤💛🖤 (@PSNAmphlett) September 17, 2020
Can’t wait to see him develop.
Had some good touches and hold-up play, remember Steve Bull’s debut was a 0-3 home defeat by Wrexham and we all know how that finished up😊— Richard (@Rich0863) September 17, 2020