This Portuguese striker is frustrated with his lack of playing time at Euro 2020

This Portuguese striker is frustrated with his lack of playing time at Euro 2020


Selected football can sometimes be unfair, or at least it can leave a bitter impression that it is. In an interview with Portuguese media A BolaPortuguese striker Andre Silva returned to the 2020 European Championship (which was held in 2021), during which he played only a minor role (36 minutes he played in total). Although he has just finished an excellent season with Eintracht Frankfurt (29 goals, 10 assists).

I came into the Euros with a lot of expectations and confidence regarding the season I've just had. It was my best season so far, my statistics were close to those of great players, and I broke some records in Frankfurt… so I went there with expectations, but unfortunately things did not go as I had hoped. »

9 minutes against Hungary, 7 against Germany, nothing against France, then 20 against Belgium. The former Porto striker was not in the plans of the Portuguese national team coach at the time, Fernando Santos. What was missing to reverse the situation? Andre Silva doesn't really know.

I often ask myself this question. It did more than I could have hoped for at the time. I was the second highest scorer in the Bundesliga behind Lewandowski, but football is what it is. We are a team, and we have to follow a path for the good of everyone, and this was it. I tried to do my best.. »



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