|Job||xxxx Football Coach|
|Club as Coach||Everton FC|
2017 10 15 Retrieve
[Silva praises Watford’s late show as Cleverley goal downs Arsenal] The first half we were shy in some moments. I think we played for 10 or 15 minutes like I wanted us to. We started well but then we gave away the ball too easily – we started to play without confidence.
I didn’t like the last 10 minutes of the first half. We spoke well in half-time, I showed our players the plan, what they needed to do. We needed to play without being scared. Even against big teams like Arsenal, who have a lot of quality, you need a lot of quality as well. I think our second half was then really good.
2018 07 20 Retrieve
[Everton coach Marco Silva assures Oumar Niasse is in my plan] Of course, Oumar Niasse is in our plans. I understand the question as well, we need to understand his football. He is a player who can give different things than the other players we have in this position.
He is different than all the others when you look at Cenk and at the other boy Dominic Calvert-Lewin – Oumar Niasse is completely different and in some moments, like this evening in the second-half, or when he starts games, he will give different things to the others.
It is a matter of my decision, in the right moments of the game
2018 10 21 Retrieve
[Everton squad depth delights Silva after Crystal Palace win] That’s football, it’s our job not just to name the starting XI but during the match as well. I’m really happy for them. Cenk has come on in the last two home games and scored two important goals, for us and for him as well.
I was pleased for Dominic and Lookman because they created the first goal and are working really hard as well to get into the starting XI. It’s important for us, now we have solutions on the bench to solve some problems during the match. We were too slow in the first half, but we pushed them back in the second half. They missed the penalty, a good save, but in the end I think we deserved the three points
[Silva also praised goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for saving Luka Milivojevic’s penalty at the start of the second half] Jordan Pickford has the quality to play at a higher level, like he’s playing now, helping us and the national team as well. That moment was decisive and important. He is there to help the team and at that moment he helped
2019 01 30 Retrieve
[Pickford showed why he is England No 1] The main thing was to win, to do everything to get the three points and to give a big answer to ourselves and our fans. Three points away from home and a clean sheet was important to boost our confidence. It was difficult with 10 men, having played a game on Saturday. They had 10 days to prepare. It was well deserved for our players. One free-kick, one header, but they didn’t create anything more. Jordan did well in those two moments
2019 02 06 Retrieve
[Under-pressure Everton boss Silva says does not fear for his job] Feeling secure is something I have felt since the first day I arrived here. It’s normal [meeting Moshiri face to face]. When we have the possibility to meet, we do; when not, we speak on the phone.
When you are winning games in a row, normally what the people say about you is good. And when you are not doing what you would expect, it’s normal, this type of situation. But for Everton, it is not new, this type of situation. For the last three seasons here at Everton, almost every month, it’s something which is not new
[The manager has handed increased roles to Jonjoe Kenny, Tom Davies, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ademola Lookman this season, while 21-year-old Richarlison has started 23 matches since arriving from Watford in a deal worth up to £50million] You cannot achieve your goal just with young players. We have to see them growing in a stable, mature squad. I believe in our squad, I believe in what we are doing and I believe in our young players also
We took one decision at the start of the season and in the January market also. We didn’t go in the market because we took a decision and now is not the moment to go in a different way
Everyone thinks about Everton spending a lot of money but if you look at last season you can see how different it is to this season. The club spent more than double last season [compared to this season] and in the January market signed two new players. This season we did it differently
We took a decision as a football club and the manager is always involved. We took it together and we are together in this project. Football will always be about the results because if you are winning and taking good results you are not asking me about the young players
2019 02 20 Retrieve
[Everton want permanent Kurt Zouma deal] Let’s see what we can do or not in the future. But it’s also about his opinion, about his future. But we are really happy with him
2019 02 26 Retrieve
[Silva backs Sigurdsson to star in derby against Liverpool] All of you are seeing a different Sigurdsson this season. You will see, in the next match against Liverpool, Gylfi playing with more confidence
[Silva now wants the victory over Cardiff] We hope this is a turning point in our season. We have missed consistency in our team. It was important tonight that we won the game to give us the confidence. Sunday, we will be at home with our fans
2019 07 30 Retrieve
[Everton have agreed a deal to sign Moise Kean from Juventus in a deal worth an initial €32 million. Toffees boss Marco Silva said he was eager to get in new players before the start of the Premier League season] It should be if you really want to be competitive and to do better than last season. Because at the end of the day, it is what we want to do: do better than last season
2019 08 02 Retrieve
[Goodison Park boss Marco Silva was keen to strengthen his midfield ahead of the Premier League season] Jean-Philippe Gbamin is a player who has developed really well during the last three seasons and achieved a very good level of performance playing in a high level competition like the Bundesliga. He is ready for this challenge - to come and help us to keep getting better. He is full of ambition to play for Everton, fits with our model and he will give us different solutions in our midfield
2019 08 04 Retrieve
[Marco Silva’s side will be looking to improve upon an eighth-place finish in the Premier League last season] A striker was one of our priority signings this summer. Moise Kean is strong, fast, with many good qualities as a striker and he is just 19 years old. He has talent and he is ready to work, ready to improve our squad and gives us different solutions. Of course he was at a big club, now he’s come to another big club and is ready to fight for this challenge and to give everything to Everton Football Club
2019 08 07 Retrieve
[Marco Silva’s side are seeking a centre-back to add to their squad ahead of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign] What is the priority is the central defender. We cannot go through a tough season with Mason Holgate, Michael Keane and Yerry Mina - even if the boy Lewis Gibson is working with us, he’s not ready yet for this level. I don’t like to talk about Kurt Zouma, because he’s not our player. I don’t need to repeat anything about him
2019 08 07b Retrieve
[Everton have confirmed the signing of World Cup winner Djibril Sidibe, who joins the Premier League side on loan from Monaco] Djibril has fantastic experience, winning titles and playing many matches in a competitive league. He is a World Cup winner and he has the hunger to achieve much more in his career. It is important to have different options in each position and with Djibril and Seamus Coleman we now have two high-quality right-backs. Djibril has also shown to me he has a real desire to play for Everton and be part of the big things we are trying to create
2019 08 08 Retrieve
[Everton have confirmed the arrival of Alex Iwobi from Arsenal for a fee of £40 million] Alex was one of our main targets for this window and I believe he is a fantastic signing for Everton. He is a direct and skilful winger and attacking midfielder who always works very hard for his team. He is still young but already with a lot of top-level experience – 100 Premier League matches, more in Europe and many international games. It was important for me to have one more quality option for our attacking positions to add to what we have with Richarlison, Bernard and Theo Walcott. Alex fits exactly the profile of player I want in my model. He is hungry to join Everton and take the next step in his career, to help us compete with the strongest teams in the league and reach his potential at our club
2019 08 09 Retrieve
[Marco Silva was pleased with Everton’s late swoop for Alex Iwobi after confirming his side missed out on Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha] When you are planning a squad you plan with some names, and I did my job with the names to my football structure. We cannot just have one name. The market was difficult and when we lost [Ademola] Lookman we looked for a winger, not two wingers. We have tried to do the deals and we’ve signed a good player. It was not just our club that had an interest in Zaha. We are happy. We always want more, but we are happy
[Silva talked up the versatility of the 23-year-old Alex Iwobi] The position we are looking for him is clear - coming inside from the left. He can also play behind the striker really well and if you need to play him on the right he can do that also. He’s a strong player with good skills. One thing I will be demanding from him will be scoring more goals, because it’s important in that position. But he will help us. He’s a strong player as you know, a fast player, and he can put good intensity in a match which I like from my attacking players. He will give me different solutions
2019 08 10 Retrieve
[Everton boss Marco Silva has blamed rising transfer fees for the club’s inability to fulfil their player recruitment targets in defence. With skipper Phil Jagielka returning to Sheffield United and Kurt Zouma back at Chelsea following the end of his loan spell, the Toffees were keen to bring in a central defender during the recent transfer window] It is really tough now to buy a player – everyone is asking millions and millions and millions. It is always difficult to sign players even if you are a big club. Everyone is looking at the final picture and asking ‘why so late signing players?’ But you have to work, and it was a tough market for us. OK [having only three centre-halves] is not the best scenario for us. It is what it is. People are just looking at who we sign - but 18 football players left our club. I don’t like to speak about those numbers but I know people will say again Everton spent this and this. But in the end, if you put the balance [of players leaving], we spent £28 million
2019 08 23 Retrieve
[Everton coach Marco Silva has attempted to shut down any comparisons between new signing Moise Kean and the club’s former striker Romelu Lukaku] You have to be calm and don’t start making these comparisons. Moise Kean is Moise Kean and Lukaku is Lukaku. It doesn’t make sense to make these comparisons. We are happy he’s here with us and the boy is also happy to be in our football club. Now it’s up to him to keep working hard and do the things I expect from him and our fans expect from him. The comparisons are not fair on him. He’s 19 years old and it’s unfair to put this pressure on him
[After nearly scoring as a substitute last weekend in the Toffees’ 1-0 win over Watford, Silva hinted Kean could start against Aston Villa] If you’re asking me if he’s fit to play 90 minutes, then I don’t see reasons why not. He didn’t play one pre-season match. Even with his former club, he didn’t play a pre-season game, only some training sessions with the Under-23s and then full sessions with the first team after. He looks fit to play more time if I decide he’s able to do so
2019 08 23 Retrieve
[Marco Silva has urged Richarlison and Yerry Mina to improve their ability to speak English in an effort to boost communication in the dressing room] Richarlison is not as good as I’d like but he’s trying every day. Mina also. With Richarlison, Mina and Bernard, it’s a little bit better because they have had more time. But with Mina and Richarlison we would like more from them. Their levels are a little bit better but not like we would like. This is something we demand from them because this is one of the keys for them to adapt faster and to understand everything that’s happening around them every single day
Not just on the pitch but at Finch Farm and during a normal day in his life, it would help. That’s what we demand from them and it’s up to them to keep working, because it is one of the keys for them to perform better and to have a better knowledge of what’s happening around them. For Richarlison and for Mina even more, because of the position he plays, it is really important
[Silva says he expects Richarlison’s fitness to return soon as he looks to build on 13 Premier League goals he scored last season] This was the third pre-season he has done with me. In the other two he had a full pre-season and started the season really strong. This pre-season was different. Last week was only Richarlison’s third week of working with us. Some people don’t realise that
2019 08 23b Retrieve
[Aston Villa vs Everton. Marco Silva said when asked to consider the prospect of the Toffees opening up with three shut outs for the first time in 107 years] The numbers are fantastic, not just in the past two games but also how we finished last season. We have to keep working really hard. When you can win with a clean sheet, it is fantastic as a coach. Even if we have an attacking philosophy and like to play offensive football
2019 08 28 Retrieve
[Lincoln vs Everton. Little wonder, then, that Marco Silva is treating this encounter with a sense of trepidation] In this competition we will play with our maximum ambition to do something special. I’m not here to talk about possible rotation or not, we have to look at the competition and the match. We have some solutions. We have maximum respect for our opponent and the competition. It doesn’t make sense to make rotation just to make rotation. We will play with the 11 I think is the best 11 to play this match
2019 09 01 Retrieve
[Everton v Wolves. Silva is hoping Alex Iwobi are now ready to contribute in the Premier League] I liked what I saw [from the new signings against Lincoln], to be honest, but that’s something I expected also. Like all the team, they did well. It’s important for them to start to know each other and their teammates better. For Fabian and for Alex it’s easier because they know the Premier League and they even know some of their teammates, even if they didn’t play together. For the other two [Kean and Sidibe] it’s a little bit different. It’s up to me to give more minutes to them when I can, for them to start if I decide it. Now they are coming to the same level as the others and it’s up to me to decide
2019 09 03 Retrieve
[Everton coach Marco Silva had made it known prior to the transfer window shutting that he hoped players on the fringes of his squad could find game time elsewhere] They know my decisions about our squad. All of them, they know about my decisions, what is my squad, what my plans are for this season. It’s important for them to find a solution, we as a club we are trying to help them find a solution. It’s important for them to play as much as they can because if they stay here not playing football it’s not the best thing for them
2019 09 06 Retrieve
[Everton boss Marco Silva admitted when the summer deadline passed that he had been hoping to get Marcos Rojo on board] I don’t like to go deeper into the deal and the business side of things. On the last day, he was one of the targets because the market is not so big at that moment and you don’t have big, big time to do it also. At the end, and what I know through the feedback given to me, was that the clubs didn’t agree. This is what I know. The player looks like he wants to come. I can’t 100% say he wanted to come but he looks like he wants to come but at the end the clubs didn’t agree
2019 09 28 Retrieve
[Marco Silva on Theo Walcott who suffers a head injury] He was knocked out. He went to hospital and had a scan…. Now he’s in the dressing room taking a shower, and he’ll go home to rest
2019 09 29 Retrieve
[Everton winger Theo Walcott was taken from the field on a stretcher in the opening stages of the match after blocking Sterling’s cross with his face] He’s already in our dressing room. He’s okay, he’s taking his shower and will go home to rest. He had a scan [at the hospital]. Up to now everything is okay. We’re just waiting to speak more to the doctor
2019 11 02 Retrieve
[Everton boss Marco Silva says he is not under pressure to play summer signing Moise Kean, as the 19-year-old continues to adapt to life on Merseyside] I know about all the expectations around him. I know what we spent and when a player comes from a big, big club you expect, always, that they he will come here and play, but let’s see how many situations happen in the Premier League with a player of 19 coming from abroad and comes here and plays. Let me know. You are talking about a young boy but a clever boy as well. He understands the time, he understands that he is here to work really hard to get his chance and play football, which is what he loves. [There is] zero pressure. Zero for me. Forget money, forget clubs they come from, forget everything. This is football, they have to come in and this is what Moise Kean is doing. Work hard, show your quality in training sessions and games but pressure [to play him]? Forget it. No chance
If you look at Moise Kean in the national team, he plays always as a right-winger, always as a right-winger, many, many times as a right-winger. You are talking about a player who played, maybe, seven games in the starting XI last season at Juventus, he played some games as a striker, some games as a winger, when he came in to some games [from the bench] he played many moments as a winger as well. He can play both positions, it is up to him to keep working and keep adapting to the Premier League system and the English football system as well because it is so fast and so quick, we are up and down every time and he has to adapt. Now he is working more as a right-winger and when he goes to the national team he is playing as a right-winger but he can play as a striker as well. I can tell you that in the training session today [Friday morning] he worked in both positions
2019 11 03 Retrieve
[Manager Marco Silva stressed that there was limited information on the exact prognosis of the Portugal international’s condition] Andre Gomes went to the hospital. Our medical staff is taking control of everything and soon there will be more information. We [will] wait until it is a bit more clear. It is a bad moment for us as a group and as a team. It [is] more than a football game, this is the most important thing right now. We as a group have to keep togetherness
2019 11 03b Retrieve
[Everton head coach Marco Silva on horrific moment when Andre Gomes’ season ended] It is really tough for us to talk about what has happened on the pitch. What I want to tell you, all of us love football and we play for our fans and I am 100 per cent sure they didn’t like what they saw this afternoon
In the second half, so many moments to stop the game. The penalty from Dele Alli was three minutes to decide. They have to be more clear. Our fans saw their team lose the game last week with one penalty coming from nowhere and this afternoon is completely the opposite
It was not just the Dele Alli situation. I saw all the moments and I have opinions on all of them. How it is possible to take three minutes to decide? Me, the club, we respect the referees, tough job, and we respect the VAR as well. I know they want the best but it is up to them to decide
2019 11 04 Retrieve
[Everton manager Marco Silva insisted Andre Gomes will return stronger after suffering a serious ankle injury against Tottenham] It was a really tough moment for us, forgetting the game and result. Andre will have all the support he needs from us. It is a serious injury and I am 100 per cent sure Andre will become stronger as a footballer player and stronger as a man, he is a fantastic lad and professional and all the support he needs, he will have from us. Our players are sad now, it is a tough moment in our dressing room, but the spirit we showed after that moment was good. It was the toughest moment for us this season.
[Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino hit out at VAR afterwards and Silva also criticised the technology following the draw, which was secured by Cenk Tosun’s 97th-minute equaliser] What I want to tell you, all of us love football and we play for our fans and I am 100 per cent sure they didn’t like what they saw this afternoon. In the second half, there are so many moments to stop the game. The penalty from Dele Alli, it was three minutes to decide. They have to be more clear. They saw their team last week lost the game one penalty coming from nowhere and this afternoon is completely the opposite. It was not just the Dele Alli situation. I saw all the moments and I have opinions on all of them. How it is possible three minutes to decide? Me, the club, we respect the referees, tough job, and we respect the VAR as well. I know they want the best but it is up to them to decide
2019 11 04b Retrieve
[Everton manager Marco Silva stressed he didn’t think Son Heung-min meant to hurt Andre Gomes and that the club will do all they can to support their midfielder] I saw the challenge live and nothing more. I cannot talk to you about the tackle, the incident, other things that happened.
Andre has gone to hospital. The medical staff are taking control of everything and they will have more information. It is better we wait until it is a little bit more clear.
Of course, it is a bad moment for us as a group and as a team. Of course, it is more than a football game. But now we will support Andre and his family.
My opinion will not change anything, I have to be fair with Son, it was a strong tackle, but I am 100 per cent sure when Son Heung-min did that, he did not do it with intention to do something bad to Andre.
We are talking about two fantastic football players, for sure he did not mean to make something bad to Andre Gomes
2019 11 06 Retrieve
[Marco Silva says Richarlison needs to stop diving in a bid to win free kicks from the referee despite the rough conduct from defenders] Of course, we are working with him because the Premier League is really tough and the message and feedback to him is to always to stand as much as he can. Don’t fall down, even if it looks in many, many moments that the decisions are not fair with him. What I am saying to Richarlison, and our staff as well, is for him to keep standing as much as he can and in the right moments the referee will be fair with him because we feel that it is not so fair. But it’s what we are working on with him, to keep standing and be strong because the contact in the Premier League is really strong as well. And, for sure, after [you remain strong], football and the decisions will be fair with you. But he has the quality and never gives up
2019 11 07 Retrieve
[Everton’s medical staff are hopeful stricken midfielder Andre Gomes will play again before the end of this season] It’s not easy to give a sure date about when he will return but the feedback from the medical staff is that it is possible we will see him playing again this season. It looked like a really serious injury, but everything went really well and we hope we can see him playing again this season. Of course we are not sure
I think he received a text message from Son Heung-min. Of course it was the toughest moment for Andre and the other players on the pitch. For the two players involved it was really tough. Most important is to give Andre all the support he needs in this moment
[Son received a red card from referee Martin Atkinson although it was later overturned on appeal by the Football Association] I am not the right person, I am here to respect all the decisions and all the clubs taking these types of decisions [to appeal]. I’m not going to make a comment about the red card. I was the first one to say after the match that Son did not have bad intentions. After that it is for the referee to decide
2019 11 09 Retrieve
[Everton manager Marco Silva believes VAR has cost his side at least five points in the Premier League this season] When we talk about serious moments, very important moments in football, it’s not right to sit here and everyone wants to laugh about it. It is not to laugh about. It is too serious. Managers get sacked for losing football games. They just have to clarify it. I am not saying anyone is doing it on purpose
I’m not talking about myself here, he (Klopp) was talking in general terms and he was completely right. It is also my opinion and the opinion of all the managers in the world, not just here in the Premier League. It was so clear in the last three or four games and we are talking about it costing us five or six points.
Where would we be with those points? I don’t have any doubts that we would be performing on a different level if we had those points. Every team in the world plays with more confidence when it is higher up the table. Now we are not in the position we want. I am not happy with the position we are in, but I know things would be completely different if football was fair with us. Now we go into another must-win game [at Southampton], and every game is a must-win game for us when we would have had more freedom and confidence had we been higher in the table
2019 11 17 Retrieve
[Everton boss Marco Silva was understandably upset and suggests that VAR has cost him five or six points] If they say to me, ‘Marco, sorry, it was not a penalty’, what does that change? I know it was not a penalty. It doesn’t help at all
2019 11 23 Retrieve
[Everton manager Marco Silva is adamant Moise Kean will not leave the club in January] No, definitely not. It doesn’t make sense for us. The situation with Moise Kean is the same as when we signed him. Nothing has changed. When we signed him we knew we were signing a player with talent who had good moments with his previous club at a high level, but in short periods of four or five starts for Juventus, and that coming to the Premier League would be completely different for him, even if he was coming from a high level. The time so far has proved all of that. We won’t allow him to go. They are just rumours
[Silva has confirmed he will be in the squad when Everton host struggling Norwich City on Saturday] He wants to play more. Like all of the players we have. He has some starts in the Premier League, some in the EFL Cup, you are not talking about a player who didn’t play at all. You have many examples of players with more experience than him coming to the Premier League and [at first] they didn’t play. I think you have an example not really far, Fabinho, a player more experienced, a big amount of money, first six months, he didn’t play. Most of the games he was in the stands. He’s not the only example, I can give more, but the most important thing for Moise is to keep teaching him, for him to adapt as fast as he can. Moise has all the support here. He has all the support from me, his team-mates. What is the most important thing is what I speak to him directly
2019 11 23b Retrieve
[Everton boss Silva says Kean needs time to adapt like Fabinho did] Kean needs time to adapt like Fabinho did. We have to look for him and all the games we have played, and he has played. He has some starts in the Premier League, some in the EFL Cup, you are not talking about a player who didn’t play at all. You have many examples of players with more experience than him coming to the Premier League and [at first] they didn’t play
I think you have an example not really far, Fabinho, a player more experienced, a big amount of money, first six months, he didn’t play. Most of the games he was in the stands. He’s not the only example, I can give more, but the most important thing for Moise is to keep teaching him, for him to adapt as fast as he can. Moise has all the support here. He has all the support from me, his team-mates. What is the most important thing is what I speak to him directly
2019 11 29 Retrieve
[Richarlison signs new Everton contract as Toffees chief demands togetherness] It shows his happiness [at Everton]. It was key for me. It was something we have been working on for some weeks. From the conversations I have had with Richarlison, I was clear how he is an important player for us. Our board said the same thing to him. We are doing this because we believe he can keep improving as a player and he can keep helping our team to win matches
2019 12 04 Retrieve
[Silva’s last stand? Liverpool loss could spell the end for Everton boss. He said at Leicester on Sunday] I know what I’m doing. I have no doubt I have the players’ backing
2019 12 04b Retrieve
[Liverpool’s 5-2 win over Everton has become even sweeter with the Reds setting a new club record at the expense of their Merseyside rivals] Bad game for us, really bad night as well. They deserved the three points, no doubt and we were not good enough. We were not strong enough. We should be more brave
2019 12 04c Retrieve
[Liverpool’s 5-2 win over Everton has become even sweeter with the Reds setting a new club record at the expense of their Merseyside rivals] I am not the right person to answer about the situation, this question is for different people. We are making some mistakes which put us under big, big pressure. The type of mistakes we are making is because the players are playing under big pressure because of the position in the table. They are making some mistakes that are not normal for the level we are
2019 12 05 Retrieve
[Everton manager Marco Silva understands why questions are being asked about his position after seeing his side slump to a 5-2 defeat against Liverpool on Wednesday] I am not the right person to talk to you about the situation. I cannot answer to you. Since I joined the club and until the last day I am here I will always be 100 per cent professional, giving my best every single day. I understand why the questions are coming. If we are winning all the games, you are not asking them. It is not for me to take those situations. I don’t like to talk after every single match about my future
Bad game for us, really bad night as well. They deserved the three points, no doubt and we were not good enough. The way we started the game, the way we conceded the goal, the five goals and the more chances they had. Always they arrive quicker than us. The way we concede the goals was not good enough. We should do better, be more brave and win some challenges. Even after the 2-0, we score a goal, give us some hope. The way they scored the third goal, our players should kill that moment, it is a moment for a tactical free kick. More our fault, we have to be realistic. We knew they would attack us with runs in behind. We were not strong enough in that moment
2019 12 05b Retrieve
[Marco Silva himself could give no guarantees over his future] I’m not the right person to talk to you about the situation. I cannot answer to you. Since I joined the club and until the last day I am here I will always be 100 per cent professional, giving my best every single day. I understand why the questions are coming. If we are winning all the games, you are not asking them. But it is not for me to take those situations. I don’t like to talk after every single match about my future
2019 12 05c Retrieve
[Everton sack Marco Silva after 18 months in charge] Everton Football Club can confirm that manager Marco Silva has left the club. Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, chairman Bill Kenwright and the board of directors would like to thank Marco for his service over the last 18 months and wish him well for the future. Duncan Ferguson has taken temporary charge of the first team and will manage the side for the game against Chelsea on Saturday. The club aims to confirm a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible
2020 01 28 Retrieve
[Everton midfielder Andre Gomes could be set to make a remarkable early comeback from his serious ankle injury] It is a serious injury and I am 100 per cent sure Andre will become stronger as a footballer player and stronger as a man. He is a fantastic lad and professional and all the support he needs, he will have from us. Our players are sad now, [but] the spirit we showed after that moment was good. It was the toughest moment for us this season.
2020 06 09 Retrieve
[Marco Silva claims to be unaware of whether any bid from Barcelona for Richarlison] I don’t know if it was true or not, you know how it is with rumours in football. When the market is coming, then you start to see the names of clubs for your best players. I don’t know if it was true or not but what I do know is that when I was in charge of the player he was always really focused on Everton Football Club in that period, and he is the same now. If big clubs come for him in the future it will not distract him because he likes the club and the way everyone welcomed him.
He has to prove his quality and keep improving. I did everything to get him to the Premier League when he was in Brazil, to come to Watford. I was not sure that he would make an impact so fast but I was sure about his skills. What he gets now depends on himself because with his skills, being so young, he has already been in the national team of Brazil with the quality that they have, for them to choose him is a fantastic step. He needs to keep working hard at Everton and achieve important things. Everton won’t be thinking of selling him and it will be difficult for a club if they want to buy a player like Richarlison.