Wolverhampton Wanderers may have slipped to defeat yesterday evening, but the performance of Yerson Mosquera was a huge positive.
Bruno Lage continues to drum his methods into his new players, and it’s going to take time to see the fruits of the labour.
It was a hot evening last night at the Marbella Football Center, and tiredness was always going to be a factor given Wolves took on Real Betis on Saturday.
With that in mind, the intensity of the press was pretty good.
There were also some nice passages of play.
Probably the biggest plus of the evening though was Mosquera, who really did put in a commanding performance.
He looked pretty handy against Betis, but this was a fantastic display on only his second appearance.
Wolves may have shipped three goals but Colombian starlet Mosquera hardly put a foot wrong in the game.
He was solid and aggressive when he needed to be.
But he also demonstrated great technical quality – getting away from opponents with neat footwork, and playing some great passes.
It was he that played in Morgan Gibbs-White for Wolves’ second goal, and his long passing appears to be a real weapon.
He was the only player to play the full game and never once did he look uncomfortable.
Apparently he won’t start games right away, as he shouldn’t.
But the early signs are very good.
He’s no-nonsense, but is also quite cultured if needs be.
He seems to be a really good all-rounder and, quite possibly, it may not take very long at all for him to make his competitive debut for Wolves.
Willy Boly is injured at the moment and the Ivorian’s record is far from stellar. This potentially opens the door early or Mosquera if he can maintain this good start.
Fans certainly like what they’ve seen so far. Hopefully the youngster can quickly build a relationship with them at Molineux.