Adrien Silva not prepared for potential relegation with AS Monaco

Portugal international Adrien Silva has said that he is not prepared for potential relegation with AS Monaco, given he has no experience over the same. The midfielder joined the Principality outfit in a loan swap involving Youri Tielemans with Leicester City and he has since been a steady force at the heart of the club’s midfield.

In Silva’s first seven matches, Monaco made an uptrend trend from the relegation zone by going unbeaten but things have since gone pear-shaped with a seven-match winless streak. As such, the club are now within goal difference off the bottom three and Silva has stressed that the club must show the perseverance to beat the drop in the final two games of the season.

He said: “We started well in January with a good mentality, a good quality of play and results. But recently we have not had the same efficiency. We must continue to persevere to get out of this situation. I don't think any player is prepared for relegation. I think it's normal not to be prepared if you've never been in this situation. If we did not produce anything during the matches, it would be very dangerous. But we are creating opportunities.”

Monaco are scheduled to face Amiens and Nice during the final two games of the season and the former game at Stade Louis II presents the best chance of securing a triumph. Nonetheless, they are no assurances over the same at the moment, considering they hold the worst home record among all teams during the ongoing campaign.

Meanwhile, the future of Silva remains unclear ahead of the summer and it remains to be seen whether he would stay put, should Monaco beat the drop. The Foxes are said to be keen on pursuing Tielemans on a permanent basis and they could offer Silva as a makeweight to Monaco to push through the transfer agreement.