Pedro Neto expressed his disappointment about yesterday’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool – but reserved praise for Wolves debutant Jean-Ricner Bellegarde.

Wolves lost at Molineux in frustrating fashion, having dominated the Reds in the first-half.

Wolves led 1-0 through Hwang Hee-chan, with Neto making a brilliant assist.

But the second-half performance was poor from Wolves.

They invited Liverpool to attack, and Jurgen Klopp’s side were about to score three goals.

The visitors’ second goal, scored by Andy Robertson, was effectively a gift, with Jose Sa completely messing up his kick out.

Gary O’Neil expressed his frustrations after the game about that goal, and Pedro Neto also spoke of his disappointment about the second-half.

But the Portuguese did have some kind words for Bellegarde, who caught the eye on his debut…

Pedro Neto impressed by Jean-Ricner Bellegarde after he made Wolves debut vs Liverpool

Neto was outstanding for Wolves in the first-half, and gave Joe Gomez a torrid time.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool FC - Premier League
Photo by Jacques Feeney/Offside/Offside via Getty Images

And Bellegarde, making his debut for Wolves after his £13 million switch from Strasbourg, was also superb.

The Frenchman looked totally comfortable, and showed some brilliant touches.

He also collected the ball and made a few great bursts forward.

Neto said of his new teammate after the game (Wolves official): “He’s a guy with a really good attitude, really good quality. He comes here to improve the team. I think all of the guys who came to the team in the transfer window can add very good things to the team. Now let’s keep working and look to the next one.”

Bellegarde brought great energy against Liverpool

Bellegarde was definitely impressive against Liverpool and arguably, he and Neto were two players who did not deserve to be on the losing side yesterday.

The 26-year-old seems to have a lot of energy and carries and protects the ball really well.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool FC - Premier League
Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images

If he can sustain these levels going forwards, then he will quickly become a favourite at Molineux.

He is effectively the replacement for Matheus Nunes.

On the evidence of his display against Liverpool, he can make the Wolves fans forget about the Portuguese very quickly, if that hasn’t already happened.

Related Topics