Wolves manager Bruno Lage can be seen and heard telling Morgan Gibbs-White that he doesn’t see him as a winger in a new video on the club’s YouTube channel.
The club have released footage from a session in which the head coach wore a microphone.
Part of the squad were being put through their paces, after returning from Portugal.
Lage was heavily involved in the session, running around and barking instructions in both English and Portuguese.
The 46-year-old was his usual intense self, encouraging his players to play at speed.
The camera follows Lage so it is difficult to make out what the drill is exactly, but it is clearly possession-based.
Towards the end of the video (8:39), Lage can be seen having a conversation with Gibbs-White, who has been one of Wolves’ best performers in pre-season.
The 22-year-old has played in a number of positions, including on the right and through the middle.
The youngster is very versatile, but Lage can be heard telling him that he doesn’t see him as a winger.
He says: “When we are playing, when we are doing these kind of things, when we start from the goalkeeper… (get) higher. After, come.
“When you are playing, I don’t see you as a winger. Come and do the damage. But for now, what do we want, stay higher. Good dynamics, very good dynamics here and very well defending there.
“It’s to take the best from you, come inside and play, okay?”
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It was interesting to see Lage pulling Gibbs-White to one side to talk position.
He has mainly featured on the right of a front three in pre-season, but has picked up central positions. That is also something he did often last season for Sheffield United.
To hear Lage actually telling Gibbs-White that he doesn’t see him as a winger is very interesting.
It surely means we can expect him to either play centrally from the start as perhaps a number 10, or constantly drift inside to allow either Nelson Semedo or Jonny Castro Otto to overlap.
Of course, this is just a snippet from many sessions Wolves have done this pre-season. But it certainly doesn’t feel as though Lage would like to lose the exit-linked star at this point.