André Silva’s Struggles Continue in Leipzig
After a disappointing 0-1 loss to Bochum in the Bundesliga, Leipzig’s forward, André Silva, left the field with a distraught look on his face. Silva, once hailed as Leipzig’s new king transfer, has been struggling to score goals for his team ever since his arrival in 2021 for €23 million.
Despite playing in 25 games this season, Silva has only scored four Bundesliga goals. To make matters worse, he has been waiting for a goal for 614 minutes, which is nearly 10 and a half hours of game time. In the match against Bochum, he had six shots on goal, but none of them found the back of the net.
Silva’s poor performance cannot be attributed to bad luck anymore as his low finishing efficiency has become a source of concern for his team. Out of 55 shots on goal in the Bundesliga, he has only managed to score four times, making his finish efficiency one of the lowest in the league.
In Bochum, he missed two crucial chances to score for his team, which could have turned the game in their favour. Despite these setbacks, Silva’s coach, Marco Rose, still believes in him and has been pushing him to perform better.
Silva’s struggles continued when Roberto Martinez, Portugal’s new coach, left him out of the national team squad. This was a significant blow to the striker, who had hoped to gain some confidence by performing well for his country.
Instead, Silva will have to work hard during the two-week international break to regain his form and confidence. He will have to pinch his buttocks in gloomy Leipzig and focus on training to strengthen his skills.
The frustration of Leipzig’s coach, Marco Rose, was evident in the match against Bochum. He was angry with the referee’s decision to only give a yellow card to Erhan Masovic for a dangerous kick on Timo Werner. This decision prevented Rose from receiving a yellow card suspension against Mainz.
In summary, André Silva’s struggles continue in Leipzig, and he needs to work hard to regain his form and confidence. With the international break approaching, he has the opportunity to focus on his training and improve his skills.