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Wolves' Silva must be more clinical, says Nuno

Wolves' Silva must be more clinical, says Nuno

Soccer Football - FA Cup - Third Round - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace - Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain - January 8, 2021 Wolverhampton Wanderers' Fabio Silva in action Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

REUTERS: Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo said striker Fabio Silva must improve his finishing after the Portuguese teenager squandered golden opportunities in Friday's 1-0 win against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup.

Silva, leading the line in the absence of the injured Raul Jimenez, twice got on the end of Pedro Neto's crosses only to guide his headers off target.

The 18-year-old, who arrived at Wolves on a five-year deal in the close season for a reported 35 million pounds (US$47.5 million), has failed to justify his price tag, netting just one goal in 14 games in all competitions.

"He needs to do better, it can not always be sorry and there is a lot of work there to be done," Nuno told reporters. "He has to approach the situation better. When you are in the six-yard box you have to be decisive, and that will come.

"I am pleased with the way he kept the shape and worked, it is not easy to lead the line up front alone. But he needs to be more clinical.

"He needs to think about his actions and with the talent he has it will come. But the whole team needs to be more decisive and clinical also when chances come."

Wolves emerged with the win after Adama Traore beat visiting keeper Jack Butland with a thunderbolt from the edge of the penalty area in the 35th-minute. They host Everton in the Premier League on Tuesday.

(US$1 = 0.7373 pounds)

(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; editing by Richard Pullin)

Source: Reuters


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