Andre Silva admits he has been motivated by ‘strong criticism’ in reflection on time at Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

Striker Andre Silva has offered a reflection upon his difficult time at Milan after asserting himself as one of the Bundesliga’s top marksmen.

The Portuguese striker registered 10 goals in 41 appearances for Milan after joining in a big-money move from Porto and he was loaned to Sevilla where he got 11 goals in a season.

However, the 16 goals he got in his first season with Eintracht Frankfurt convinced the Bundesliga club to buy him outright, eventually agreeing a swap deal with Milan involving Ante Rebic.

Silva has exploded this season, having already scored 20 goals in league and cup so far. Interviewed by the Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, the former Porto striker spoke about his plans amid links with a big-money move to Spain or England.

“I’m fine, even if the enthusiasm comes and goes. I am the second best scorer in Europe and I want to continue like this, I would like to win the Golden Boot,” he said (via MilanLive).

When pressed on his negative time at Milan, Silva indicated he would rather forget: “I only think about my present. The strong criticism I have received in the past in other countries have motivated me. Today I am a more mature player, I can say that I have played in almost all the best leagues.”


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