Francisco Trincao came on as a first half substitute for Wolves against Leeds last night and had an assist and a goal by the interval.
The knee injury suffered by Ruben Neves handed his countryman an unexpected opportunity to impress and he took it with both hands.
Speaking to the club’s official website after the game, Wolves boss Bruno Lage shared how impressed he was with the winger but said the best is yet to come.
“I’m very happy with him,” said Lage of Trincao.
“Since the first day, he said that he needs to show more and the best is still to come. He did very well with one assist and one goal.
“He did very well in the first 45 minutes when we played 11 against 11.”
Pundit Clinton Morrison was watching the game for BBC and he also raved about the Portuguese wideman’s performance before the sending off.
He said: “It has been a brilliant first half. It has been breathtaking; the goals have been brilliant.
“Trincao has benefitted from Ruben Neves’s injury. He has come on and been the star of the show.
“Jose Sa runs the entire length of the pitch to celebrate with Trincao. I think the forward is an exciting young player and it just hasn’t worked out so far for him in his career.
“But tonight, he has come on and made a big difference. The finish is excellent into the bottom corner.”
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