Wolves star Jose Sa inexplicably overlooked by Portugal boss Fernando Santos
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Wolves star Jose Sa inexplicably overlooked by Portugal boss Fernando Santos

Max Kilman is not the only Wolves player with the right to feel disappointed today, with Jose Sa also being snubbed for an international call-up.

The goalkeeper has been overlooked by Portugal manager Fernando Santos for their upcoming World Cup play-off semi-final.

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Instead, it is the usual trio of Rui Patricio, Diogo Costa and Anthony Lopes.

Sa’s snub is seriously difficult to understand.

He has been a major reason for Wolves being in the hunt for European football next season.

According to Squakwa, he actually has the best save percentage of any goalkeeper to make 10+ appearances in Europe’s top five leagues this season (80.83%).

Sa has demonstrated that he can do pretty much everything to a high standard.

The is obviously a superb shot-stopper first and foremost. But he also commands his area, distributes really well and sweeps up those dangerous through balls.

He has ended up being an absolutely huge upgrade on Patricio.

And that is something hardly anybody saw coming when news of his transfer dropped.

For Sa not to be included in the latest Portugal squad this time around is nothing short of a travesty.

Fernando Santos has made an unfathomable decision in leaving out Jose Sa

It is quite remarkable that Sa hasn’t made it in this time around.

Santos and his staff have obviously watched Wolves’ games given the amount of representation there is at Molineux.

So to see how Sa has performed and then not choose him is really strange.

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There’s no doubt about it, Wolves would be far away from the European football places if not for his huge contributions.

One gets the feeling Santos will have a lot to answer for if whoever plays in the play-off doesn’t perform.