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Lage and Kilman praise Wolves star Leander Dendoncker

Bruno Lage and Max Kilman have both praised Leander Dendoncker, after the star made key contributions in the 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

The Belgian caused real problems for Spurs, and managed to score his first Premier League goal of the season.

Dendoncker has had to be patient for chances this season.

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Undoubtedly, Bruno Lage has preferred to go with Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho as a midfield two.

And, of course, the defence has been consistently brilliant. So there’s been no chance for minutes there.

So Dendoncker has spent a fair amount of time starting games on the bench. But just lately, he’s seen a bit more action.

He’s now started the last six matches across all competitions for Wolves, and Sunday’s display was perhaps his best of the season.

He has rightly been coming in for a lot of praise from supporters, and Kilman and Lage have also both spoken highly of the 26-year-old.

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Manager Lage said (Express & Star): “He is there, understands the role I have for him. He can play in the first, second and third position.

“He is a top player and a top man with the right mentality.”

And Kilman has suggested that his teammate perhaps doesn’t get the appropriate acknowledgment sometimes.

He added: “Leander’s performances always go under the radar.

“He does the job and gives you a good performance every time. I’m delighted for him to get his goal and glad that people realise how good he has played.

“He’s brilliant, nothing phases him. He knows his task and he doesn’t feel the pressure.”

Great to see Leander Dendoncker influencing for Wolves

Kilman says he’s delighted for Dendoncker and many Wolves fans probably feel the same way.

He has come in for some harsh criticism at times during his Wolves career. Perhaps his play-style compared to Moutinho and Neves doesn’t strike a chord with some.

But on his day, he can be really effective.

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Certainly, he looks much better when playing in a three-man midfield as an enforcer with two technicians for company.

Wolves are gunning for European football, and Dendoncker now has a big part to play.

There will be certain games that are made for him, and hopefully he can keep delivering just as he did against Spurs.