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I'm close to my best-Adrien Silva

Wed 30 December 2020 | 10:41

The Portuguese midfielder has claimed he feels ‘better and better’ with every day and is close to returning to his best form.

Adrien Silva left Leicester City in the summer transfer window and joined Sampdoria for free. The 31-year-old midfielder has played in nine Serie A games this season and believes he is getting better every day.

"

Physically, I feel better and better,

" Silva told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I'm playing more consistently, and I just missed this to return to my level

.

"I'm close to my best but for the environment, on and off the pitch, every day is getting better and better.

"The same goes for my family, with those little things that are needed to feel good."

Silva said a "A combination of several factors" convinced him to move to Serie A, he said, adding that Portuguese stars who knew Italy also helped him.

"

I think it was a combination of several factors,

" he said.

"Not only for the coach, even if one of my priorities was to find a club whose coach was enthusiastic about me and convinced that I could add something to the team

.

"The history at Leicester belongs in the past. Before saying yes to Sampdoria, I spoke to Bruno Fernandes, Bruno Alves and Miguel Veloso.

"All three know this country well, they explained how competitive Serie A is. It was what I needed to return to a high level and be ready for the international team."

Silva has no doubts about his own goals.

"I have always wanted to set myself new goals and therefore I want to do well in Serie A," he added. "It has surprised me with the intensity and competitiveness.

"I have to fully understand the idea of [coach Claudio] Ranieri, but I think I can add another quality."

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