Former Molineux star Dave Edwards has praised the three players who started in midfield for Wolves against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
Wolves fell to a 1-0 defeat down in north London, despite putting in a decent performance.
Bruno Lage’s side worked the ball well, and looked brilliant in the first-half especially.
But Harry Kane struck in the second-half, and Wolves could not find a reply.
Raul Jimenez made his return after recovering from a knee injury and the Mexican made a good impact. But he couldn’t score, and calls are again being made for the club to bring in a new out-and-out striker.
It was a disappointing result no doubt.
But there were still plenty of positives to take from the game.
Edwards really rated the performance of the three players who started in midfield for Wolves.
He said of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Matheus Nunes: “That midfield three looked sensational. One of the best midfield threes in the Premier League on paper and they showed it. They dominated the game in the first half and should have been in front.”
And Edwards was quite impressed with the club’s latest recruit Nunes, who was handed a start just days after joining from Sporting CP.
“We also saw a debut for Nunes, who looks like an exciting signing. He made a lot of runs into the box with a lot of purpose, which will free up the number nine and give them more space.
“The balance in midfield compliments each other. He is technically very gifted but also an athlete who gets around the pitch.
“He offers a forward-thinking option. I think it’s one of the most exciting signings since Ruben Neves. He could be one of the best midfielders in the world.”
Wolves have a seriously good midfield now following the addition of Matheus Nunes
Neves, Nunes and Moutinho really did shine in that first-half against Spurs. And it was only their first game as a trio.
Potentially, they are going to dominate matches going forwards.
It just has a really nice balance to it. Neves is the deep-lying playmaker, Moutinho is another strong technician and great dictator of play, and then Nunes brings the athleticism and mobility.
It is exciting to think about the level they could reach the more they play with each other.
They all just need an in-form striker ahead of them to really excel.