Jose Sa has admitted he has apologised to his Wolves teammate Max Kilman, after initially not believing he was a defender.
The goalkeeper has given an interview with the club’s official website about life at Molineux so far.
Sa has been a revelation for Wolves.
The star has been tremendous in all aspects of his game. He has helped Wolves become one of the best defensive teams in the Premier League. Only Manchester City have conceded fewer goals so far in the league.
It really has been a fantastic first few months in the Black Country for Sa, who has settled very quickly.
He seems to have a great relationship with his teammates, especially the three central defenders in front of him.
Like Sa, Kilman is having a sensational season, with many people now tipping him for an England call-up.
Remarkably, Sa didn’t actually think Kilman could be a defender after seeing him in his first training session.
He admitted: “I talked with him a few weeks ago and said, ‘Max, the first training session I was here, when I saw you, I thought this guy cannot be a player’, because he defended passive, he didn’t run and he didn’t mark, so I thought it was impossible.
“But three weeks ago, I had to say sorry to him and eat my words. He is amazing.”
A surprising revelation from Jose Sa
This is a very interesting admission from Jose Sa, about a player who has been one of the best in his position in the Premier League so far.
It is crazy now to think he didn’t think Kilman couldn’t be a defender after the first training session he had.
It perhaps suggests that Bruno Lage has had a serious impact on the Englishman’s game.
Because watching him play now, there is not really any passiveness from Kilman. He can be aggressive and dominant when required.