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Bruno Lage and Daniel Podence lavish praise on Jose Sa

Bruno Lage and Daniel Podence have praised Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa for his performances in his maiden Molineux season.

Speaking to the club website, Lage said that Sa is doing well so far, and called for him to remain consistent for the rest of the season.

Podence said that Sa has been ‘amazing’ and it gives him faith that opponents will not score unless they produce a beauty of a goal like the one James Ward-Prowse netted last weekend.

Podence said that goal was the best he’s ever seen live, and that he was stunned that the England international beat Sa from there.

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“What I want from Jose, from my other players and for the team, I don’t want them to be the best for just one day. Jose’s doing very well, but what I want from him is the same that I want from all the player and the team – consistency,” said Lage.

“I don’t want him to just be the best for one day, for one month or for one year. The challenge for him here is to take one step at a time in his career, show consistency in his performance and after that, the good things will come.”

Podence added: “On the pitch, it was the best I’ve seen. I was looking at the ball and thinking, ‘No. He can’t shoot because it’s too far.’ We also didn’t believe he could score that goal because Sa has been amazing and it’s very difficult to beat him from so far.

“In the first-half, Sa did a few amazing saves like he has been doing for a while, so we are very happy to have Sa with us. Even for me as a winger, I’m very confident when the opponents go to our box, that if they shoot, they will not score because it’s not easy to beat Sa and beat our defensive line. They are in a good moment, especially Sa.”

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Sa has been one of the signings of the season so far and only an absolute stunner from one of the best free-kick takers in world football denied him another clean sheet last week.

That is the bedrock of everything that Wolves do, and he will be looking for another shutout this afternoon when Wolves go to the Brentford Community Stadium for the first time in their history.