Fans have been reacting to Bendeguz Bolla’s performance against England tonight.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster was named in Hungary’s starting XI for the World Cup qualifying match at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium.
It was a relatively comfortable night’s work in the end for England, who won 4-0 in Budapest.
Hungary did well to match the Three Lions in the first-half, but it was one-way traffic in the second.
Raheem Sterling got the ball rolling when he converted Mason Mount’s low cross from the left side.
Sterling then turned provider, setting up Harry Kane to score a fine header.
Harry Maguire then headed in Luke Shaw’s corner.
Declan Rice rounded things off with a strike from the edge of the box that Peter Gulacsi perhaps should have done better with.
Right-back Bolla was actually starting his first competitive game for Hungary, and he did fairly well overall.
The 21-year-old, who Wolves signed from Fehervar back in July for about £800,000 (The Athletic), coped with Grealish well in the first-half, although he did pick up a booking for one challenge on the £100 million man.
He wasn’t quite as solid in the second, and England’s first goal came as a result of him being slightly out of position, leaving a two vs one situation.
Shortly after that though, he did put in a great challenge on Sterling in the penalty area.
He was substituted off with around 20 minutes to go.
It was good to get an early look at Bolla, and against some top-class attacking talent too. You certainly couldn’t tell it was only his third international cap in total.
Hopefully, he’ll be able to have a good season out on loan at Swiss Super League side Grasshoppers.
On social media, Bolla did get a generally positive reception from supporters:
bolla looked good tbf
— Tyler (@tylerwwfc) September 2, 2021
Play bolla vs watford imo
— Tom🏴🐺 (@TheWaddd) September 2, 2021
Wait I’m hearing bolla a balla?
— Capz (@capzwwfc) September 2, 2021
Bendeguz Bolla recall him now what a player 👏🏻👏🏻
— Adama (@WolvesNumber37) September 2, 2021
— 🥤 (@_samwwfc_) September 2, 2021
Quietly impressed with Bolla that half. Okay he’s a little raw, but he has been pretty assured defensively.
Got a good engine getting up and down the pitch, and clearly isn’t overawed against what must be the highest quality opposition he’s faced in his career. #wwfc
— James Flynn (@james_flynn) September 2, 2021
This Bolla looks alright…presumably 3 or 4 loans then a modest profit. #wwfc
— Rob Weaver (@robweaverwm) September 2, 2021
Quite like Bolla, looks like a decent player.
— ben (@wwfcben) September 2, 2021