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#PremierLeagueStories – #NunoEspiritoSanto admits that patience will be needed for #FabioSilva as the youngster settles in English football #WWFC

Fabio Silva isn’t wasting a minute in his quest to prove that the £35million Wolverhampton Wanderers paid FC Porto for his services was money well spent.
The 18-year-old striker has endured a difficult start to life at Molineux and hasn’t featured under Nuno Espirito Santo since the dismal 4-0 defeat to West Ham last month.
After two substitute appearances in the Premier League and a tough first start against Stoke City in the Carabao Cup, Silva has been given a watching brief in Wolves’ last three fixtures.
Opening up on his record signing’s start to life in England, Nuno said: “He is working very hard. Every minute of the training session has to be useful. He has been involved in the previous games, not in the best moments, not with a favourable scoreline, so it’s hard.
“He’s a goalscorer and he can help us. It requires time. In Compton he is doing very well. He has the squad to help him and he is starting to speak better English and communicate better. It’s step by step, but he’ll get that.”

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Despite the large number of Portuguese players and staff working at Compton, Nuno still demands that his compatriots learn English.
He actively encourages all of his players to take lessons and some members of the first team squad are capable of speaking in excess of four different languages.
“It’s very important,” explains Nuno. “It’s the way we speak to each other, it’s the way they communicate. Our key words are spoken during the game in English. Information, instructions, all the details, it’s always in English.
“If you speak one word of English mixed with Portuguese, French, Spanish, those in front of you will help. The first thing is to not be afraid, even if you say a stupid thing, don’t be afraid.”
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It’s clear Silva – who is the youngest member of Nuno’s squad – will need time to adjust to the demands of Premier League football.
Nuno admits Silva struggled physically as Wolves were beaten 1-0 by Stoke, with the Portugal under-19 international winning just three of the 21 duels he was involved in.
He also missed a gilt-edged opportunity during that game which would have no doubt eased any anxieties.
“Everything is new,” Nuno continued. “Fabio was involved in some games in the first division of Portugal, he did well but he doesn’t have enough (experience).
“He’s very young, physically he felt it, especially in the game against Stoke. Now he’s getting ready, realising with our help what he has to do to take advantage of his talent.”

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And in Silva’s case that is quite considerable with chairman Jeff Shi describing him as a ‘generational talent’ and Nuno suggesting earlier this season that his potential is ‘huge’.
But he isn’t just ‘one for the future’. Nuno expects Silva to be capable of delivering on Wolves’ investment when the time comes.
“He has to improve, he has to grow and he has to compete – but he’ll be ready.”

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Fabio Silva isn’t wasting a minute in his quest to prove that the £35million Wolverhampton Wanderers paid FC Porto for his services was money well spent. The 18-year-old striker has endured a difficult start to life at Molineux and hasn’t featured under Nuno Espirito Santo since the dismal 4-0 defeat to West Ham last month. After two substitute appearances in the Premier League and a tough first start against Stoke City in the Carabao Cup, Silva has been given a watching brief in Wolves’ last three fixtures.

Nuno Espirito Santo said “He is working very hard. Every minute of the training session has to be useful. He has been involved in the previous games, not in the best moments, not with a favourable scoreline, so it’s hard. He’s a goalscorer and he can help us. It requires time. In Compton he is doing very well. He has the squad to help him and he is starting to speak better English and communicate better. It’s step by step, but he’ll get that. It’s very important, It’s the way we speak to each other, it’s the way they communicate. Our key words are spoken during the game in English. Information, instructions, all the details, it’s always in English. If you speak one word of English mixed with Portuguese, French, Spanish, those in front of you will help. The first thing is to not be afraid, even if you say a stupid thing, don’t be afraid. Everything is new, Fabio was involved in some games in the first division of Portugal, he did well but he doesn’t have enough (experience). He’s very young, physically he felt it, especially in the game against Stoke. Now he’s getting ready, realising with our help what he has to do to take advantage of his talent. He has to improve, he has to grow and he has to compete – but he’ll be ready.”

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