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Robbie Keane says Daniel Podence has shades of Eden Hazard

Former Wolves striker Robbie Keane says that Daniel Podence reminds him a little bit of Belgian superstar Eden Hazard.

Hazard lit up the Premier League for Chelsea before leaving to join Real Madrid in a £130 million (Sky Sports) deal in July 2019.

Keane was a pundit on Sky Sports for Wolves’ 2-1 win over Leicester on Super Sunday, as Podence’s goal made it five league wins in six matches for Wolves.

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“I’m a massive, massive fan of his,” said Keane of Podence.

“He can go both ways – left foot, right foot. I honestly think there’s another gear in this lad, I honestly do.

“There’s a lot more to come from him. He has a bit of Hazard about him, the way he plays. This is incredible. He plays like Hazard but his numbers in terms of goals and assists need to get better.

“He’s certainly got the ability on the ball and he’s great to watch.”

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Of course, as Keane said, the key which will elevate Podence from a talented winger to a genuine gamechanger is goals and assists.

He needs to get those numbers up but of course it must be added that it is hard to get huge stats in this Wolves side with the focus on solidity.

That said, Bruno Lage wants to make Wolves more expansive and progressive as it goes along and when that vision comes closer to reality, Podence may get more chances to score as he did today.