Wolves are currently sitting in eighth place in the Premier League table.

The club is on course for a fairly successful first campaign under Bruno Lage.

It was always going to be risky moving away from the stability that Nuno Espirito Santo had brought to the club.

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But Lage has come in and done a fine job so far.

He’s made a few mistakes and questionable decisions. But to be sitting eighth now, with one more point than what Nuno finished with last season, is a great achievement.

Quite a few people felt that Wolves would struggle this season.

They felt Lage coming in as an unknown entity would perhaps see the club fighting down at the bottom.

One such person was talkSPORT pundit Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Speaking back in August, he said: “You know what, I think it could be one of those seasons where the prediction of Wolves to go down could happen.

“They’ve lost players, they’ve lost their goalkeeper, their manager’s left and there’s a lot of teams in the Premier League who will do better than people think.”

It’s funny how things work out.

Lage has made Agbonlahor look very silly indeed.

And now, the former striker has completely changed his tune, believing Wolves will actually now finish above Tottenham Hotspur come the end of the season.

In a discussion about the clubs in the hunt for European football, he said this morning: “I think Arsenal will have top four before they play Spurs.

“So that idea is going to cost the Premier League. I feel that will be more Spurs trying to finish in the top eight. Wolves will finish above Spurs, Manchester United will [as well].”

Agbonlahor got it hopelessly wrong with Wolves prediction

There is a very good chance Agbonlahor was simply being provocative when he made his initial comments.

But he hasn’t half made himself look foolish.

Wolves might well have struggled this term. But the club always still had some quality players in their ranks. And Lage did come in having won a league title with Benfica.

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He also arrived with people having really talked up how hard he works.

Realistically, Wolves getting relegated this season was always going to be unlikely.

Hopefully Agbonlahor is a little more accurate with his latest prediction about finishing above Spurs.

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