Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Owen Otasowie could probably be forgiven for getting the hump with Nuno Espirito Santo.
The 20-year-old has been overlooked for the past two Premier League games, despite their being no reports of an injury.
Since his impressive debut back in December against Chelsea he has struggled for regular minutes.
Just four more appearances followed after the Blues clash, and his lack of opportunities have perplexed a few fans on social media.
Some believe Nuno has been punishing Otasowie for his miss against Brighton, and then being at fault for one of Manchester City’s goals earlier this month.
But Otasowie holds no ill-feeling towards the 47-year-old, and has spoken of his genuine gratitude for the Portuguese tactician.
He told the club’s official website: “He’s a really good manager, and he supported me a lot to be honest because I’ve got into a lot of mischievous stuff at Wolves.
“But he really put all of that to one side and spoke to me on a serious level and put an opportunity in front of me.
“He explained how things can work with my behaviour being more professional, so he’s helped me develop as a person as well as a player.”
Otasowie comments explain a lot
Perhaps Otasowie’s comments suggest why Nuno has been reluctant to play him any more than he has been doing.
Who knows what ‘mischievous stuff’ means, but it probably does suggest that the USA midfielder just isn’t quite ready for regular first-team minutes just at this moment in time.
Hopefully that will change soon though as the star definitely brings unique qualities to the table compared to Nuno’s other midfield options.