Ruben Neves has lavished praise on Diego Costa for the impact he has had at Wolves in only a few weeks.
The club moved for the veteran striker last month following the unfortunate injury blow to Sasa Kalajdzic.
The Austria international suffered an ACL injury on his debut against Southampton, and will miss most of, if not all the 2022/23 season.
With the transfer window shut, Wolves turned to the free agent market and snapped up Costa, who had not played since being released by Atletico Mineiro back in January.
Costa to Wolves is quite the story.
He was once one of the most feared strikers in Europe, and was world-class during his time at Chelsea.
He is no longer that player. But Wolves are hoping he can still do a job at the age of 34.
By many accounts, he’s made a real impression so far at Compton Park.
And Neves is the latest to sing his praises.
He told the club’s official website: “He’s a fantastic player, a great character, he’s been amazing since the day he came in. I hope he can help us a lot with work and goals.
“We already saw in training that he’s a different guy, he knows how to play football.
“He’s a big, big player and with his experience he can help his teammates. We are looking forward to him scoring and helping us as much as he can.”
Diego Costa needs to help raise the standards at Wolves, they’ve seriously slipped of late
Costa has come in for high praise from several of his new teammates so far.
It sounds as though he has slotted in really well, and hopefully he now isn’t too far off being 100% fit.
Wanderers need him to hit the goalscoring trail. But they also need him to take on a leadership role.
It has not been good enough so far this season. Many Wolves players have been way short of their best form.
Costa seems the type to get everybody going and increase team spirit and morale. Hopefully we will soon see his presence have an effect.