Wolves wonderkid Fabio Silva addressed Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons and how he dreams to one day meet him.
Fabio Silva had a great year. The Portuguese rose to fame last season in Porto at the tender age of 17. As he made a move to Wolverhampton this summer, comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo started flying in. Moreover, the teenage star broke one of his idol’s records last week. Fabio’s goal against Burnley made him the youngest Portuguese goal-scorer in the history of the Premier League.
The 18-year-old forward told Portuguese news outlet O Jogo he plans on becoming one of the world’s best strikers. In fact, Silva explained how Ronaldo influences his work.
“Anyone who knows me is aware that I’m a very dedicated person. Even after practice, I stay at the club working, I’m careful with what I eat. I strive to take care of myself and work on my body. Like my idol says, our body is our weapon and if it’s not okay, we’re not going to perform as well.”
Fabio revealed himself to be quite the Ronaldo fan. His admiration for the Portuguese captain goes far beyond the physical aspects of the player.
“When I went to see the national team, they were training and I stayed until the end to see what he did and what I could replicate. I try to mirror him because he’s my reference in every way. What he did will always be remembered in football. He’s a legend and what impresses me the most is that every day he proves he’s the best. It seems like every day he has new goals to reach, even after conquering so much. He’s on another level.”
Additionally, the Wolves forward shared his dream of one day playing alongside Ronaldo. In fact, the youngster confessed a simple chance to have a conversation with his idol would suffice.
“A lot of his teammates told me he’s a person who likes to hand out advice. With me being Portuguese, I’d like to have the opportunity to listen to him and understand what I could improve. We wouldn’t have to share a locker room, but I’d like us to have a conversation.”