‘Much more to come’ from Muniz, says Silva

Marco Silva predicted there is “much more to come” from Rodrigo Muniz after the striker scored twice in a superb 3-0 victory at home to Tottenham.

Sasa Lukic scored his first goal for the club, while two from the in-form Muniz took his tally to seven goals from as many matches.

Whites boss Silva has no doubt it was the team’s best performance of the campaign.

“This performance, it is right on the top,” he declared.

“Our first half was clearly our best of the season. It was almost a complete collective performance. It’s difficult to praise just one or two players because, wow, there were some amazing performances.”

Muniz was very much surplus to requirements prior to his incredible scoring run.

He was expected to leave during the January transfer window and appeared to be pushed further down the pecking order by the loan signing of Armando Broja from Chelsea.

Instead, he has responded emphatically.

“It’s a great feeling for me as a manager. I pushed for the club to sign him when I first joined the club two years ago. I saw something in him,” Silva said.

“It hasn’t been easy for him, but he hasn’t given up and when he has been presented with a chance, he has taken it. There is much more to come from him too, I’m sure.”

Muniz was taken off shortly after picking up a heavy knock while scoring Fulham’s third goal.

Calvin Bassey’s close-range effort was pushed onto the post by keeper Guglielmo Vicario and Muniz got in front of Spurs defender Radu Dragusin to poke in the loose ball.

But Silva insisted Muniz was taken off purely as a precaution.

He explained: “He was feeling a little tired and feeling his hamstring a little, so it was not a time for us to take risks. But what a performance again from him.”