Wolverhampton Wanderers won their first game under Bruno Lage yesterday.
The team ran out 1-0 winners against Real Betis in Cadiz, with Patrick Cutrone scoring the game’s only goal.
The striker is expected to move on during this transfer window, but popped up to score the first goal of the Lage era, tucking away Nelson Semedo’s low cross.
It wasn’t a greta game, but a decent exercise nonetheless with lots of players getting minutes.
Like Semedo, Ruben Neves took to the field for the first time since coming back from the Euros.
Wolves had worried some supporters earlier this week by not initially publishing any photographs of him in training, amid speculation about his future.
Unfortunately, Willy Boly had to make way early doors with what seemed to be a hamstring issue.
Max Kilman replaced the Ivorian, and hopefully an encouraging update will arrive.
There were debuts for new signings Jose Sa and Yerson Mosquera.
Mosquera was handed 30 minutes or so, replacing Fernando Marcal.
The Colombian’s signing raised eyebrows a few weeks back, but it was a pretty solid start from the youngster in Cadiz.
His distribution was very good, and he didn’t give the Betis attackers much at all.
He showed aggression and grit, and it was certainly a massive positive to see such a showing from the 20-year-old after Boly had gone off injured.
On social media, fans raved about his performance:
Remember the name Yerson Mosquera 🇨🇴💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/YM0vIgd0o2
— Adama (@WolvesNumber37) July 24, 2021
— DJANGO EL PERRO (@ELEVENLAB_) July 24, 2021
A game of very little flow or chances, in a flat preseason game that didn’t show us anything new.
No real surprise after being beasted all week.
Sa looks confident & Mosquera will be flattening forwards to our amusement before we know it.
— Ryan Leister (@MrRyanLeister) July 24, 2021
Mosquera looks an absolute steal for 4.5 million just what wolves needed aggressive, physical and bags of pace looking forward to watching him this season 🙌🏽🐺
— Ben Jurance (@juranceb01) July 24, 2021
Mosquera a rolls Royce 👌🏼🤞🏼#wwfc
— Kristian Wilson 🐺 (@BKristianmarcus) July 24, 2021
Poor game overall not helped by the pitch and the officials. Betis finished 6th in La Liga last season so it was always gonna be a test. Early days but really promising cameo by Mosquera. Looks exactly what we’ve been missing – tall, strong, aggressive defender #wwfc
— Zackary Haynes (@zhaynes93) July 24, 2021
Impressed with Mosquera. Early days but he looks like he could be a very useful addition…
— Adi_B (@_Adi_B) July 24, 2021
I love Mosquera already
— ᴱᵛᵉ ♡ (@eve_elizabethxx) July 24, 2021
Mosquera looks solid tbf
— Jay 🐺 (@JaysonGibbons2) July 24, 2021
Mosquera is my favourite wolves player 😂😂 genuinely looks really good
— xavier (@xavier34087714) July 24, 2021