Former Molineux full-back Andy Thompson has lavished praise on Max Kilman, after the defender stood out once again for Wolves against Tottenham Hotspur.
The 24-year-old lined up for his 27th appearance of the season on Sunday, and still hasn’t missed a single minute under Bruno Lage.
And it was the same old story, with Kilman producing a brilliant display in north London.
He was especially solid in the second-half.
There was a moment where it looked as though Heung-min Son might have been in. But Kilman read the danger, intercepted and dribbled out with the ball before winning a free-kick and relieving all the pressure.
It was Kilman in a nutshell; calm, composed, and just quality.
According to Sofascore data he made five clearances in the match, which was second only to Conor Coady (7). He also made three blocks and three interceptions and had a pass completion rate of 87%.
Fans were blown away by his display, and former Wolves player Thompson gushed about the 24-year-old for Matchday Live Extra.
He said (via Wolves official): “He looked so calm on the ball, coming out of the defence with ease, he doesn’t seem to get flustered by anything, always seems to be there getting his foot in with a block or taking the ball, and he’s been outstanding.
“No matter what teams throw at him, he doesn’t get fazed, keeps a calm head and you see time and time again come out of defence, past players, and it shows the confidence he has in his play.”
Max Kilman’s consistency for Wolves is absolutely remarkable
This truly is an outstanding campaign by Kilman.
There were some people clamouring for him to be a regular starter last season under Nuno Espirito Santo, as he was impressing whenever he was given the chance in 2020/21.
But few could have foreseen this level he has reached under Lage.
What’s so good about Kilman is that he is just so consistent.
He is constantly the best, if not one of the best performers for Wolves every single game. It is somewhat reminiscent of how Pedro Neto was shining every time he played last season.
While he’s playing this well, Wolves can dream of European football next season.