Luke Cundle is playing a part in pre-season and trying to impress new Wolves boss Bruno Lage.

He enjoyed an impressive cameo in the 1-0 win against Real Betis on Saturday evening.

Cundle’s incisive pass started the move which allowed Nelson Semedo to set up Patrick Cutrone’s winning goal.

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He has been asked by the club’s official website about the players he looks up to in the first team and tries to emulate.

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When asked which player in the first team he wants to play like, Cundle said: “Joao Moutinho.

“When I train with the first-team, he has a lot of energy and is really enthusiastic. He’s always trying his best to win.”

And when asked who he looks up to, Cundle replied: “I would say Moutinho again.


“I admire the way he plays, his work ethic and his professionalism on and off the pitch.”

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It must be fantastic for a talented 19-year-old to learn from someone like Moutinho.

He’s played in the biggest tournaments and can pass that experience onto the next generation.

That will to win is so important too; it impresses onto the younger players the standards required to keep improving and keep winning.

If Cundle can soak all that up and keep impressing when he gets his chances, he’s got a chance of breaking into the first team when the serious stuff starts.

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