Announced on 2 July in RB Leipzig for €23 million (which can go up to €35 million through goals), Andre Silva, who shone last season at Eintracht Frankfurt – the second highest scorer in the Bundesliga with 28 goals, surpassing only Lewandowski, With a score of 41. -, it was presented yesterday in the runner-up club in Germany.
He still knows the corner kicks at home – he trained yesterday for the first time, did not participate in the defeat (1-2) against Montpellier, 120 minutes, four parts of 30 minutes each – shirt happy 33.
“It was very well received. First impressions are very positive. “The atmosphere at the club is excellent and I really enjoy the city,” said the striker, who spoke during the holidays with Jesse Marsh, replacing Julian Nagelsmann (who went to Bayern) in charge of RB Leipzig: “He called me and we talked about different topics, from how you want to play it.” The team, to what you want from me. We are both ambitious and want to improve. Growing as a person and as a player is the most important thing for me.”
With a five-year contract, Andre Silva, who has represented FC Porto (from 2015 to 2017,), AC Milan (2017/2018), Sevilla (2018/2019) and Eintracht Frankfurt (since 2019), confirmed that “football in Leipzig is perfect” for his characteristics. He hopes to contribute to “some goals”. how many? “I always want to do my best. I’m in a new club, with new players, I know I have a lot of work to do. I scored 28 goals in the last German Bundesliga and I want to stay on top, knowing that it won’t be easy,” he concluded.
Talking about goals therefore means talking about… Cristiano Ronaldo. During the press conference, they asked if he wanted to be like the Juventus striker, with the journalist claiming that CR7…smells good! “Ask him if he has already smelled it,” Andre Silva said to the translator, without hiding his surprise and smile at the translator, and then shared the joke: “Maybe I will ask him for a good smell …”
More seriously, he stressed that Ronaldo is “higher” than any footballer. “It would be very good if he comes close to achieving what he has already achieved. But every track is different and the only thing I focus on is trying to be better. It is a great honor to be in Euro 2020,” said the Portuguese, acknowledging he was “a little sad” at the lack of use at Euro 2020. Europe, but I wish I could have used more. …”
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