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Jose Sa's return to form is absolutely massive for Julen Lopetegui and Wolves

Wolves got back to wining ways against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday – and Jose Sa appears to now be back on top form.

Adama Traore has been grabbing all the headlines for his fantastic winning goal in the second-half.

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Raul Jimenez is also coming in for a lot of plaudits for the impact he made when he replaced Diego Costa.

But Wolves were able to get a clean sheet, and Sa played a big part in that.

The 30-year-old was on hand to make a number of key saves for Wanderers.

Sa was called into action early in the first-half when he tipped an effort from Dejan Kulusevski round the post.

Towards the end of the half, Sa then thwarted Ivan Perisic by parrying away his back post header.

The Portuguese stopped also denied Heung-min Son, Harry Kane and Pedro Porro at various points in the second-half.

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Ultimately, his efforts kept Wolves in the contest, before Traore went and scored for the hosts.

Sa hasn’t quite been at the same level he was last season this term.

Before the World Cup, he did look shaky between the sticks, despite making a few penalty saves.

But just lately, Sa – who cost Wolves around £7 million – has been much improved. Coincidentally, his level appears to have been raised following the January arrival of Dan Bentley as Wolves’ new number two.

Jose Sa’s return to form is absolutely huge for Wolves and Julen Lopetegui

We are now starting to see the Jose Sa of last season, which is fantastic news.

Last term, Sa was decisive and cat-like for Wolves. In the last few games he has been giving those vibes again.

And that is a huge deal for Julen Lopetegui.

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With Wolves still having difficulty breaking teams down, it is going to be paramount for the team to be solid at the back.

By keeping the ball out of his net, Sa can give the Wolves attackers the platform to go and win games.