Some fans were left to rave over the performance of Wolverhampton Wanderers loan star Vitinha for the Portugal U21s last night.
The midfielder started against Italy in the Euro 2020 quarter-final.
Portugal ran out 5-3 winners at Stozice Sports Park in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and will now face Spain in the semi-final.
The thrilling game actually went to extra-time after it had finished 3-3 after 90 minutes.
Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone scored in the 88th minute to extend the game for another half-hour.
But Joao Filipe and Francisco Conceicao both bagged to send Rui Jorge’s men through.
One man who really caught the eye for Portugal was Vitinha – something he’s done quite reguarly in recent months.
He may not have had many chances back at Molineux, but he has tended to shine when donning the colours of his national team.
Here he was highly impressive, completing 78/86 of his passes (91%), and winning 7/13 duels (Sofascore).
He was heavily involved, with his 107 touches only bettered by Tomas Tavares.
Vitinha – who Wolves are said to have an £18 million buy option over (Express & Star) – looked super confident, and there’s a clip doing the rounds of him rolling two defenders with a beautiful turn leaving them for dead.
On social media, his great performance led to lots of praise from both Wolves fans and neutrals:
Vitinha, absolute magician.
— Próxima Jornada (@ProximaJornada1) May 31, 2021
I gotta see more Vitinha ball next season.
— Josh (@Lem_WWFC) May 31, 2021
Key points for me from 🇵🇹x🇮🇹
Diogo Costa is ready to start on a top flight side in 🇵🇹
Backline Diogo’s disappointing defensively
Seixal gems Florentino/Jota both excellent coming on.
Dany Mota i feel could be a great diamond in the ruff signing👀
Vitinha is simply class🤩🤩
— Casa de Paiva. (@MPaiva7) May 31, 2021
How does Vitinha not play for us 😭😭
This boy is incredible
— Billy (@_TightWadBill) May 31, 2021
Borderline criminal from Wolves to play Vitinha as little as they’ve done, especially when the team’s performances in general has been so average. Energetic offensive midfielder with the ability to shaken up the attack, need to get the chance next season.
— Marcus Bring (@MarcusBr22) May 31, 2021
Watching Vitinha dictate the play is absolutely delightful. What a player.
— joey (@xGJHP) May 31, 2021
We have some player in Vitinha ..abit of skill and arrogance..always a good combo 🐺
— Jas Deo (@JasDeo1) May 31, 2021
Vitinha man, so good.
— Portista (@FCPortoGlobal) May 31, 2021
we might be getting the bargain of the century if we sign Vitinha…
— Tyler big fan of vitinha (@tylerwwfc) May 31, 2021
Despite not getting any direct goal involvement Vitinha was easily the best player on the pitch today!
What a footballer 🤩💙 pic.twitter.com/aFHArlqa4V
— Olival Content (@ContentOlival) May 31, 2021