Wolves fell to defeat against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday – and there was a debut for new signing Matheus Nunes in north London.
The 23-year-old had signed just days earlier from Sporting CP in a club record deal, and Bruno Lage threw him straight in against Spurs.
He lined up alongside Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho in midfield.
And it was a pretty good first showing from Nunes in north London.
By no means did he absolutely shine, but his quality was clear to see and there is no doubt he is going to be a really good fit for this team.
He did well considering he has been at the club for all of five minutes.
The Athletic have produced an interesting report today about Nunes’ first game, and the lead up to his first 90 minutes for the club.
It details how almost over-excited Nunes was to play.
Supposedly, he was the third player out for the pre-match warm up after Ruben Neves and Pedro Neto, and was ‘itching to get going’. He then sprinted past the pair to be the first out.
The Athletic added: “His warm-up was a little twitchy, straining at the leash at the front of the line in an initial series of splints and accelerations, losing possession with a couple of tense passes in a keep-ball drill and snatching at a couple of efforts at goal in a pattern-of-play exercise involving his five fellow Portuguese midfielders and forwards.”
Matheus Nunes is clearly delighted to have made Wolves move as report shares details of his warm up
It is clear to see that the player is delighted to have joined the club.
There had been some talk over the past couple of weeks that he wasn’t particularly keen to come.
Maybe that had been true, but since he joined Nunes has said all the right things and given the impression that he is very happy to have made the move.
It’s great for Wolves that Nunes is so keen to impress.
Potentially, he’s going to be a fantastic coup for Wanderers, and someone that everyone will just love playing with.