Fernando Marcal has become the latest Wolves player to talk up life under Bruno Lage at Molineux.

The Brazilian has enjoyed a solid start to the new season, after a constant battle to stay fit last term.

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Fernando Marcal (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

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Marcal was limited to just 13 Premier League appearances in 2020/21, and actually had two small surgeries.

But he’s worked hard over the summer, and has begun the new campaign in favour with the new man at the helm.

Some expected Rayan Ait-Nouri to be first-choice with Jonny Castro Otto out injured.

The Frenchman had a promising pre-season, but it’s the South American who’s been getting the nod.

Marcal is very content right now, and spoke about what it’s been like working under Lage.

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Fernando Marcal (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

He told the club’s official website: “Bruno came to the club with a very different work approach to the previous manager. With Bruno, I think he knows how he wants the team to play and he can pass that on quite clearly to us during training.


“During a game, it is almost as if several options and solutions come to mind on the spot because these were the suggestions he gave during training and he has been able to carry that through to our games.

“Above all, he is a calm manager with great communicational and educational skills.”

Interesting comments from Marcal

Marcal is the latest in a long line of Wolves players to speak glowingly about Lage’s impact and different style.

His comments are quite interesting.

What can perhaps be taken from these remarks is that, Lage is very good at getting his points across. Wolves now seem to have different plans of action that the players can switch to in-game.

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Bruno Lage and Nuno Espirito Santo (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Last year under Nuno Espirito Santo, the team often lacked ideas and creativity. They often limped to the end of games without ever really diverting away from the initial game plan.

Now things have changed. It seems Lage has just breathed new life into the dressing room with his intensity and invention.

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