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Ruben Neves posts on Instagram defeat to Tottenham

Ruben Neves has posted a defiant message, after Wolves lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.

The star, who has assumed the captaincy following the exit of Conor Coady, put in a really good performance in midfield for Bruno Lage’s side.

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But he was powerless to prevent Wolves losing the game, with Harry Kane scoring the only goal for the hosts.

The England captain headed in from close range after Ivan Perisic’s flick on.

Wolves were really good on the ball in the game, especially in the first-half.

The passing was crisp and the movement was slick.

But Wolves just couldn’t find a way through, and calls will now intensify for the club to sign a new striker before the closure of the window.

Wolves have started very similar to how they did in 2021/22, but are actually one point better off after three games in 2022/23.

Wanderers just couldn’t score then, and the same problem still persists now.

Neves does not see the need for any concern though, writing on Instagram after the game: “Love this team. We’ll be fine I’m sure.”

The first part of that message is bound to go down well with Wolves supporters.

Obviously he has now taken the captain’s armband, but there has still been some speculation about his future.

This does not sound like someone who is ready to push for a late exit from the club.

Neves is right – Wolves are going to be just fine

One point from the first three games is a disappointing return.

But you have to take into account that the players are still getting used to a new system.

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But there are many reasons to be optimistic. The football was absolutely brilliant at times against Spurs, and once the new signings have gotten settled then things should improve.

And obviously it is paramount that Wolves officials sign a new striker.