Jose Sa was brought to Molineux in the summer to replace Rui Patricio in the Wolves net and has done an impressive job.
Molineux captain Conor Coady certainly thinks so, and has told the Express and Star how well he thinks Sa has done since his arrival.
Wolves’ defensive record has been the envy of most Premier League sides this season and Sa has slotted straight into what Bruno Lage is trying to do.
“He’s an incredible character, I’ll be honest, absolutely incredible,” said Coady of Sa. He’s come into our changing room and the way he speaks, the way he puts himself about in the dressing room, has been fantastic.
“That’s the biggest thing I can say, he’s a massive character to have within the football club. I can’t speak more highly of him. What he’s brought to this football club and the team has been immense. It’s a pleasure to play with him.
“He’s been brilliant. We work a lot on using the ‘keeper, using the extra man and pulling a team out to play through. It’s important that we use him.
“It’s not just about making saves, which we know he can do, but he comes and claims crosses and kicks for counter-attacks. He’s joining up our play also and has been fantastic. That’s another way the manager wants us to get better, in terms of using the ‘keeper. He’s been a pleasure to play with.”
Some Wolves fans might have worried about replacing Portugal’s number one with a player who was not even in their squad for Euro 2020.
But Sa looks a better fit for what Lage is trying to do – playing out from the back and using a higher line at times – than Patricio would have been.
And Sa has clearly given fresh energy to the dressing room, and deserves to be talked about as one of the signings of the season so far.
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