A much-changed Wolverhampton Wanderers may not have beaten Espanyol on Thursday night, but there are positives to be taken from the 3-2 loss, with the obvious one being that they have progressed to the next round of the Europa League.
Another big one is Daniel Podence’s performance, with the 24-year-old acting as their standout performer on the night.
His showing has got plenty of Wolves fans talking about the quality that he possesses.
Two assists on his first Wolves start.
— Wolves (@Wolves) February 27, 2020
The Portuguese forward assisted both of their goals against the opposition from La Liga, with his second being the most impressive. He used intelligence to run behind the sleeping defence from a throw, before fizzing a ball into Matt Doherty for an easy finish.
Aside from that, he completed two dribbles and two key passes, while he also showed his threat with a run and shot that eventually saw the ball go over.
All of the above has caught the attention of Wolves fans, with one jokingly referring to him as a “young Hazard”.
Young Hazard 😁🤣. Better than him at the moment though
— Talented (@AbdurRabiu) February 27, 2020
Looks the real deal, great selection headache for nuno
— Matthew Billingham (@mattbwolves) February 27, 2020
Impressed with Podence tonight 🐺🐺🧡🖤
— Sue Hassall (@suehass61) February 27, 2020
Top top player
— Andy Wareing (@WareingAndy) February 27, 2020
He has been recognised as the team’s main bright spark during the game, with one fan going as far as to say he was “the only good thing to come from tonight”.
WhoScored came close to agreeing that Podence was their best player, as he was just 0.1 behind Adama Traore, who got their biggest score with 7.6.
Regardless of whether he was the best on the night, Podence has caught the eye of fans with his performance – he will be hoping the same can be said for Nuno Espirito Santo.
The only good thing to come from tonight im afraid.
— Chris (@cpj93070) February 27, 2020
Our best player tonight 👍👍🐺🐺
— Polecat (@itspolecatime) February 27, 2020