Wolverhampton Wanderers starlet Theo Corbeanu was back with the U23s yesterday, and immediately sent a message to first-team manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
The Canada international was finally handed his debut against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.
The 19-year-old replaced Fabio Silva with around 10 minutes to go, but didn’t make too much of an impact
After the game, Nuno spoke about Corbeanu, insisting he has work to do to get more chances.
He said (via Express & Star): “He has talent but I think him, more than anyone else, has the realisation that this is very hard. It’s very hard.
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“You can see the way he approaches his duels, he has to become stronger because it’s the high standards of the Premier League that we require.”
The Premier League can certainly be an unforgiving environment for young players, and hopefully Corbeanu can work hard to become a bit stronger.
Yesterday though he continued his great season for the U23s, scoring a magnificent brace in a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace in the Division 2 play-off semi-final.
His first was an outstanding strike into the top corner, and his second was an instinctive and precise finish across the goalkeeper.
Fans hailed Corbeanu on social media after the game: