Jose Sa has been so reliable for Wolves this season but he seemed to buy into the collective panic after the red card vs Leeds.
When Raul Jimenez was sent off, Leeds had a collective defensive panic and Sa was unable to remove himself from that and stay calm.
And speaking on Football Focus at 12.36pm today (Saturday 19 March), BBC pundits Mark Lawrenson and Glenn Murray criticised the Portugal stopper.
“The goalkeeper is like an electric mouse for those mad five minutes!” said Lawrenson. “It was like someone else controlling him.
“It was bonkers, absolutely bonkers.”
Murray added: “Jose Sa has barely put a foot wrong (this season) but for the second goal, he’s all over the shop.
“It was like someone was controlling him with a PlayStation controller. Just stay in your goal! And when you have mistakes one after another, that’s what leads to a goal in the Premier League.”
Sa was left out of the Portugal squad for their crucial World Cup qualification play-offs and his performance last night will have not done anything to convince Fernando Santos that was an error.
He has been exceptional all season and everyone is allowed an off night – let’s hope he recovers from it strongly after the international break.
Wolves just seemed to lose their heads when they went down to ten which cannot afford to happen at this crucial stage of the season and a lesson needs to be learned.
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