Portugal v England - 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
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Fans react as Wolves starlet Vitinha dazzle against England U21s

Some fans have been reacting to the performance of Vitinha for the Portugal U21s against England last night.

The 21-year-old started against the Young Lions in Ljubljana, gaining some much needed minutes having featured little back at Wolves.

It was a great opportunity for Vitinha to show some of the more skeptical Wolves fans what he’s all about – and he did exactly that in the 2-0 victory.

Vitinha was very lively, touching the ball 102 times which was more than anyone else on the pitch according to Sofascore.

He was very tidy in possession, completing 79/84 passes.

He made four accurate long passes out of six attempted, and also made three tackles and a couple of clearances to show his defensive side.

The star, on loan at Wolves from FC Porto, appeared to relish just being out on the pitch and having the chance to play a full game.

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For one reason or another, he just hasn’t been able to do that consistently under Nuno back at Molineux so far.

Perhaps off the back of this performance though, the manager may start to trust him more.

On social media, lots of fans – both neutrals and Wolves supporters – were picking Vitinha out for praise for his confident display.