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André Silva hasn't reached the levels we expect from him

By Rune Gjerulff

Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter has challenged André Silva to step up his game.

André Silva.
André Silva.Photo: Кирилл Венедиктов, Soccer.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0

Eintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter has admitted that André Silva is yet to live up to the expectations following his summer move from AC Milan on a two-year loan deal.

Silva, who has started on the bench for Frankfurt's last four Bundesliga games after returning from an injury at the start of November, might still be handed the chance when 'Die Adler' take on Hertha BSC at home on Friday, though.

"André Silva is fit but hasn't been reaching the levels we expect from him. That doesn't necessarily mean he won't be given another opportunity to prove himself tomorrow," Hütter said at the pre-match press conference, as quoted by the club.

The Frankfurt coach also revealed that Bas Dost will be out for the rest of the year with a groin strain.

"Bas Dost is out until the end of December. He needs to take time off and focus on his recovery. The intensity has been very high and he's still in a bit of pain. We'll do everything to make sure he recovers as quickly as possible," Hütter said.

Silva has scored three goals in 11 appearances for Frankfurt so far. Dost has found the net five times in 12 games.

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