Wolverhampton’s new signing Sílvio has given a big interview to A Bola, which was published in Saturday’s edition of the paper.
The 28-year-old talked a lot about his past at Benfica and Atletico Madrid, the move to the Wolves and his first days at the Championship side.
When asked if he’s enjoying his new home, Silvio said: “A lot. I won’t say I had the dream to play in England, but it’s something I always wanted and fortunately achieved. People are very lovely and welcoming.
“Personally, it’s not going well for me, because I had a small fracture in training. I hadn’t done pre-season and started to train on their rhythm right away. But I should be ready next week.”
On the dressing room talk, the player says he found a very different atmosphere, but was very well received along with his former compatriots: “I found a big difference in terms of personality. Culturally, the players are very different. We are three Portuguese, I was lucky the boys who came are great, and happily, we were very welcomed. I’m enjoying a lot.”
But England isn’t something new for him, as the right-back already played there during his youth.
“Back then, I was almost 18 years old, the Benfica B team was finished and I had to leave. On that summer, they invited me to Chelsea’s trials. I loved it! Back then, I was in London for a week, where I stayed at a relative’s house and it was all great.
“Then, I’ve been on a trial at Portsmouth with my friend Manuel Fernandes for a month. Portsmouth is a very nice city with sea and I’ve always been with Manuel who’s one of my best friends since Benfica’s youth levels. It was a shame I didn’t stay. I kept that wish to come back. It happened now and I just hope it goes well.”
Sílvio joined Wolverhampton from Atletico Madrid on a one-year loan. In the two previous seasons, he already had spells at Deportivo La Coruña and Benfica.