Wolves forward Daniel Podence has prompted a reaction on social media following his latest Instagram post.
The 27-year-old hasn’t been featuring much for Wanderers in recent weeks.
Julen Lopetegui has been turning to Diego Costa and Matheus Cunha in attack, with Matheus Nunes often featuring out on one of the wings.
And for the last couple of games, Pedro Neto has been handed a start.
In Wolves’ last five Premier League games, Podence has seen just 54 minutes of game time. He last started in the 1-0 win over Chelsea.
And a lack of game time appears to be the subject of Podence’s latest post on Instagram.
Yesterday the player posted, after he was left as an unused substitute against Aston Villa on Saturday.
He uploaded a couple of pictures. One was one himself smiling and giving a thumbs up. And the second was of him and two other individuals on the Molineux turf. One is tagged as ‘pedrovrosario’.
He has captioned the post ‘Face of those who thought they were going to play (two grinning emojis). In God’s time (two praying emojis, one wink face emoji)’
Among the people commenting are Raul Jimenez, who simply left five cry-laughing emojis.
Somewhat randomly, Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo, on loan at Bayern Munich, also commented ‘And the crazy one is me (cry-laughing emoji)’.
Podence’s post has divided Wolves fans on social media. Some believe this is him genuinely complaining about his lack of minutes of late.
But others are playing it down, suggesting Podence is just having a laugh.
Whatever the true meaning of the post, he had to have known it would prompt a reaction.
Julen Lopetegui must speak with Daniel Podence regarding latest post on Instagram
It will be very interesting now to see what Podence’s involvement for Wolves will be from here on in.
It’s possible Julen Lopetegui will not take kindly to the post, and the winger could see himself dropped from the matchday squad again.
But it is very possible he has just made the post in jest.
Lopetegui needs to speak with the player to determine the true meaning of it.
It would be a real shame if it was an actual complaint from Podence. Because barring Brighton, Wolves have had a really good past month or so and he can’t really have any arguments about his lack of game time, given how well others have been doing.