Fabio Silva blocking out Wolves critics

Young Wolves striker Fabio Silva is blocking out the noise from social media and insists he no longer listens to the critics.

Fabio Silva of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates
Fabio Silva of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates

The 18-year-old signed from Porto in September for a club record £35million.

After a difficult start to his career in old gold and black the Portuguese youngster has begun to prove his worth and for him the secret is to pay no attention to outside noise.

He said: “It’s normal for people on the outside to speak because my transfer for the money, people have to think and see – not only me – that players, when they come to a different league, they need time to adjust, to see the club and the people.

“I don’t listen to what people speak about me, I do my job, my work I improve and things come because I don’t listen to people. I continue to do my work, listen to the people around me in Wolverhampton – these people are the most important.

“It’s normal, I understand the people saying at the start of the season I don’t play a lot or score a lot of goals but the players don’t have to listen to these things. If you do you don’t focus on the most important things.”

Silva has now netted four goals this season for the senior team and has started the last two games over fellow forward Willian Jose.

But in the early days of his Wolves career some supporters and pundits were questioning his signing – something the teenager admits he found difficult.

He added: “At the beginning it was difficult because I’m 18 years old, I’m young.

“It is difficult not to listen to these things, you have to have people around you at the club and at home.

“My father, my agent, my family, you have to have good people who say ‘don’t listen’ and show you what is most important for you. At the start it was difficult to listen to some things but now I don’t care, I know what I can do for Wolverhampton and that is the most important.”

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