Daniel Podence said after yesterday’s clash with Nottingham Forest that Morgan Gibbs-White ‘likes to provoke’ Wolves fans.
The winger was on hand to score a late equaliser for Wanderers at the City Ground yesterday.
Forest took the lead through Brennan Johnson.
And it had looked as though Wolves were heading for a third straight defeat.
But Podence popped up to score his sixth goal of the season to help Wolves earn a potentially crucial point.
It was another fairly poor performance from Wolves.
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It was a case of lots of possession but doing very little with it. Podence’s shot was the only one that was on target all game for Wolves.
Yesterday’s game was another fiery affair, with Forest coach Alan Tate and Wolves’ Pablo Sanz both dismissed from the dugout.
A rivalry appears to have developed between the two clubs in recent times.
After yesterday’s game, Podence commented on it, and appeared to suggest Gibbs-White has played a part in its development.
He said (Wolves official): “I really don’t know. I played against them last year in the Carabao Cup and this year the refs have been brutal in terms of decision, they’re very complicated against us, and made us feel frustrated too.
“We are fighting against good players and of course Morgan [Gibbs-White] and he likes to provoke our fans and that’s what we do on the pitch. It’s very difficult to explain this rivalry.”
Daniel Podence is right – Morgan Gibbs-White does provoke Wolves fans, but people can’t get drawn in
Gibbs-White has definitely provoked with his behaviour since he left Wolves.
Many fans have not taken kindly to his gesture of putting his fingers in his ears.
And he has definitely played a role in there being a real feistiness about this fixture.
But the Wolves players need to ensure they don’t rise to the behaviour. There is potential for emotions to spill over, which increases the likelihood of people losing their cool and getting sent off.