Julen Lopetegui has praised Hugo Bueno in a new Wolves documentary.
The club have released a video on their official YouTube channel, which goes behind the scenes of the manager’s first month in charge.
Lopetegui has now managed five games for Wolves.
He’s won two, drawn two and lost one so far, which is a respectable start.
But it is clear to see how much the team has improved, with the latest performance against Liverpool the best yet.
The players have clearly been working very hard, and fans are buoyed by what they have seen so far.
The hard work started in Marbella, where Wolves spent 10 days while the World Cup was on.
Wolves trained intensely, and also played a couple of friendly matches against Empoli and Cadiz.
Whilst out there, Lopetegui sat down to talk about his experience so far. And at one point he talks about Hugo Bueno.
He said (via Wolves official YouTube): “He’s young, but he’s very balanced in his character and in his skills, in the defensive and offensive phase. He has improved more in both phases of the play.
“He has the profile of player, if you ask me, that he is going to improve. He is very professional and he wants to learn in his daily work. this is the first step to improve in the next years.”
Bueno has been a regular since Lopetegui took over.
He’s started four out of the five games so far. He came on as a substitute against Liverpool in the FA Cup in the last match.
Undoubtedly, he has been on the biggest positives of the season so far for Wolves.
Hugo Bueno will become a superb player for Wolves in years to come
There is no doubt that Wolves have a fantastic young prospect on their hands in Bueno.
The way he has come into the starting XI and seized his opportunity has been admirable.
He never looks fazed for Wolves. It’s as though he is just relishing every moment he is out on that pitch.
Lopetegui believes Bueno’s professionalism will serve him well. Others have said the same about him before. Supposedly he has a wonderful work ethic.
With that knowledge, Bueno could become a really top player for Wolves in the years to come.