Daniel Podence produced a stunning performance for Wolves yesterday in the 3-0 FA Cup win over Sheffield United.
The winger has been looking lively in recent weeks, and yesterday he put in arguably his best showing of the season so far.
Podence has struggled for starts this season.
He came into the campaign without having a pre-season, and began the term out of favour.
Bruno Lage much preferred the likes of Adama Traore, Francisco Trincao and new loan signing Hwang Hee-chan.
But just recently, Podence has seen his minutes increase. Traore and Trincao have been lacking consistency, and Hwang is currently injured.
Podence had been showing some encouraging form, and yesterday he really dazzled against the Championship side.
Podence opened the scoring for Wolves after a shaky start defensively, finishing at the near post after good work from Fabio Silva.
In the second-half, he played Rayan Ait-Nouri in with a beautiful lofted ball which led to Nelson Semedo scoring.
And then Podence got a second, finishing from the edge of the box after an error from Blades goalkeeper Wes Foderingham.
He was a joy to watch, and fans are hoping this kind of form continues for as long as possible.
The player took to Instagram afterwards, writing ‘Team Work And Faith’.
Many people have been praising Podence in the comments, and a few of his teammates have also left messages.
Semedo wrote ‘Magician Podence’, Yerson Mosquera wrote ‘Good game brother’, and Fabio Silva said ‘You are another level’.
Morgan Gibbs-White, currently on loan at Bramall Lane of course, also commented with a simple ‘wand’ emoji for obvious reasons.
Daniel Podence shines against Sheffield United, now he must show consistency for Wolves
It was a brilliant performance from Podence at Molineux.
Wolves fans know he is capable of brilliance. It is just about him showing it on a more consistent basis now.
Lage clearly rates him very highly, saying after the game that he had been telling people not to forget about the 26-year-old.
Hopefully Podence can take real belief from yesterday and continue to shine.
A consistently performing Podence could be the difference between top 10 and a Europa League finish.