Record signing Silva makes Wolves vow in absence of talisman Jimenez

Date published: Sunday 13th December 2020 2:11 - Neil Foster

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Wolves’ record signing Fabio Silva believes he can score the goals for the club while Raul Jimenez recovers from his horror injury.

The £35million striker made his full Premier League debut in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa. Silva, 18, hit the post in the second half as he searches for his first Wolves goal since joining from Porto.

Jimenez is out after fracturing his skull against Arsenal last month. He watched from home as Anwar El Ghazi’s injury-time penalty won it for Villa.

But Silva remains confident he can help fill the gap left by the Mexico international.

He told the club’s official site: “The goal is close, but I think it’s normal, it’s a part of the game. I helped the team, which I think is the most important thing. The goal will come.

“If you think about the goals, then they will not come, if you go into a game thinking a goal will come every time, it’s not good. You have to play, enjoy the game and a goal will come naturally.

Silva is just beginning his footballing journey and been tipped for big things. Jimenez is far more experienced having played for the likes of Atletico Madrid and Benfica.

And Wolves’ youngster feels he is a better player for having rubbed shoulders with the Mexico international.

“It’s been good for me to learn with Raul. Every day we were together in training, we’ve been together at games, and he’s an idol for me,” he added. “You see the great player Raul is and he’s been great for me to play with and learn from in training.”

 

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