Fabio Silva enjoying learning from Ruud van Nistelrooy and Luuk de Jong

Fabio Silva has certainly made his mark at PSV Eindhoven and has made it no secret how much he is enjoying his time at the Philips Stadion, Voetbal International reports

The Portuguese forward joined Ruud van Nistelrooy’s side on loan from Wolves after a short-term stint at Belgian Pro League side Anderlecht and picked up his first goal for the club in the 6-0 thrashing against Groningen in the Eredivisie. 

“I am very happy. We played a good game, we booked a great victory with six goals difference,” he said after the match. “Personally I am also very happy with my goal, but it is not possible without a good staff and a good team.”

Silva, 20, highlighted the positive impact his new head coach and fellow striker Luuk de Jong have had on the former Porto youngster. 

“During our first meeting we talked for fifteen minutes about how I shoot the ball. I’ve learned so much from that already, from one of the best strikers in the world ever. And I can do that as a twenty-year-old,” he added.

The Wolves loanee, who joined the Premier League side from Porto when he was 18 for £35 million, is relishing the challenge he has to fight for minutes alongside teammate De Jong too. 

He said: “Of course I want to play every minute, but I also try to look at what I can learn from the training sessions and the matches. He played for the best teams in the world, at Sevilla and Barcelona. So I have a coach who was one of the best strikers ever and also a top striker as a fellow player. To me that is incredible.”

Silva previously had a stint at Anderlecht this season where he picked up seven goals in 20 league appearances for the Belgian club. His loan spell in Brussels was cut short over a reported disagreement he had with head coach Brian Riemer.

GBeNeFN | Tom Phillips

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