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'Gonna be special': Yannick Bolasie shares feelings on Matheus Nunes after playing with him at Sporting

Wolves slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday in their third Premier League game of the season yesterday.

It was another frustrating afternoon for Bruno Lage, who watched his side play some really good football at times in the game, especially in the first-half, before they were undone by a Harry Kane header.

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Wanderers dominated early on and were very slick on the ball.

The players seem to be getting used to the new system now and there was once again quite a few positive signs.

But it was the same old story in that Wolves lacked that ruthlessness up top. The sooner a new striker comes in to compete with Raul Jimenez, the better.

Lage was able to name a pretty strong team in north London. And there was debut for Matheus Nunes, who signed from Sporting CP earlier in the week for a club record £42 million.

Lage threw Nunes straight into his starting XI, and the Portugal international played a full 90 minutes.

It was a decent first outing for the 23-year-old, who showed some nice touches and ball-carries. And he came very close to scoring just before the half-time whistle with a glancing header from a Ruben Neves cross.

Big things are expected of Nunes. And ahead of the game, Yannick Bolasie gave his thoughts about the star on Twitter.

Bolasie had a loan spell with Sporting in 2019/20, and reckons everyone thought he was the real deal.

He said: “Looking forward to watching how the the young Matheus Nunes gets on in the Prem. When I was at Sporting, this is one of the players who they said was gonna be special. Has looked quality whenever I’ve watched him.”

Good early signs from Matheus Nunes against Tottenham, as Bolasie makes ‘special’ claim

Nunes was good for Wolves yesterday on his Premier League debut.

He could have been forgiven for finding his feet after moving to the club just days earlier.

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He was doing that, but he did really show his quality at times, so it’s exciting to think of the level he’ll be at in a few weeks.

Bolasie’s comments just further emphasise what a brilliant player Wolves have on their hands.

Hopefully, he will fully settle as soon as possible.