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Leander Dendoncker praises Luke Cundle after teenager's first senior start for Wolves

Leander Dendoncker has praised Luke Cundle, after the teenager impressed on his first start for the first-team against Tottenham Hotspur.

Cundle was a surprise name in the starting XI for Wolves.

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But his selection was justified, with the 19-year-old showing great confidence against Spurs.

Cundle took his time to settle in the game, and looked much more assured as the game went on.

He ended up recording a highly impressive 96% pass accuracy. And he also managed to get himself an assist when he slipped Raul Jimenez in on goal.

Unfortunately the Mexican couldn’t provide the finish that time.

Bruno Lage opted to deploy Cundle in a midfield three with Dendoncker and Ruben Neves.

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At the moment, Joao Moutinho is injured. And so, the manager turned to the talented youngster, choosing to drop Francisco Trincao to the bench.

Cundle can certainly be proud of his display, and Dendoncker put a nice word for him after the game.

He said (Wolves official): “With Luke, he did a really good job, especially coming into a game against an opponent like this, but he played as he trains.

“He’s a really good player as well and really good on the ball, so I’m happy for both of them (Cundle and Max Kilman), because they deserve it.”

Luke Cundle performance one of many positives on a fantastic day for Wolves

To say it was his first start, Cundle was brilliant against Spurs.

He’s worked really hard with the U23s for his chance, and it finally came yesterday from Bruno Lage.

And Cundle did not let his manager down.

He looked comfortable in the game, as Lage said And his performance could potentially result in more first-team minutes from here on in.

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A lot of Wolves fans were disappointed that the club didn’t move to sign a new midfielder in January.

Cundle doesn’t all of a sudden become the solution, but he’s certainly shown he can be a potential option.