It’s no secret that Marco Silva was the one responsible for bringing Evandro from Porto to Hull City during the January transfer window.

They’ve both worked together at Estoril in the 2013/14 season, and the manager never forgot how useful the player was for him.

Evandro gave an interview to ESPN Brasil this weekend, and revealed the call that convinced him to leave Portugal and give it a try in England.

“It was a gamble, I thought it was a good idea to come here, even in the difficult situation the club is in. It seemed a good thing because I knew that the coach had confidence in me. He called me and said, ‘Evandro, come here! This is your level, your stage is this!’ We always kept in touch during those years, and the reunion with Marco Silva was great”, Evandro told ESPN.

The midfielder claims that things happened a bit fast, and that’s why neither him nor the manager have achieved the level they want so far: “I did good games and I’m sure we’ll get even better in the upcoming games. Marco Silva din’t have time to train right yet because the schedule was very tight, with English, FA Cup and English League Cup, but he’s still doing a great job”.

“The rhythm here in England is very strong, and I came from a time without playing at Porto, so I felt a little bit. I felt cramps in the end of several games. I’m still without the ideal rhythm, but it’s very good. I’m making efforts to be 100% physically and adapt more and more to the English game style”.

Evandro still hasn’t conquered a place in the starting team, but has been used a lot by Marco Silva since arriving in mid-January. He’s made seven appearances for Hull City so far, and has a pretty balanced record for the club: three wins, three losses and one draw.