It was not his day (again). When André Silva (25) left the field after 68 minutes in the hard-earned 1-0 victory in the DFB Cup in Babelsberg, you could see his disappointment and bad mood.
The striker only fired three of a total of 24 shots on goal in Leipzig, he had just 28 ball contacts. For comparison: goalkeeper Josep Martinez (23) had 31 contacts.
No balls, no goals, no fun: Silva is a problem!
RB spent 23 million euros on the ex-Frankfurter in the summer. And a fireworks display of goals (28 goals last season) as hoped for at Eintracht. But Silva has not yet delivered more than a few crack candies like against Bochum (hit after being substituted on) and in Paris (three huge chances / 1 goal).
Reason: The Portuguese does not get along in the RB system. Even coach Jesse Marsch (47) is at a loss.
After the Babelsberg game he said: “It’s not easy for André to find the right role with us. In the double top with Poulsen, I thought he would get more combinations. But I think he needs more flanks. Angeliño should better find him in the penalty area. “
That worked in Paris. Otherwise not. That is why the Bundesliga numbers are clear: The Portuguese fired a total of eight shots on goal in 510 Bundesliga minutes and only scored two goals (1 penalty).
Will that get better at his ex-club, of all places? Saturday (6.30 p.m.) RB has to play in Frankfurt. Silva in SPORT BILD: “The atmosphere there will be great again – and it will give me and my teammates additional motivation.”
They have to help Silva at the old place to become the same again …