The Wolverhampton Wanderers star has not yet hit the heights of last season.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo sat down for an exclusive interview with the Express & Star, and provided an update on Helder Costa, who has struggled to return to his best form, after under-going surgery on a troublesome ankle in the summer.
The talented Portuguese ace moved to the Molinuex form Benfica initially on loan in the summer of 2016, before making his switch a permanent one in January of this year.
The 23-year-old flew out of the blocks when he joined the Black Country outfit, scoring 10 goals and registering eight assists in 35 Championship outings from a wide left position.
Ankle surgery meant that Costa did not play from April 1st until September 27th, however, and he has failed to hit the heights of last season this time around, as he continues to be nursed back to full fitness by his manager.
"With Helder, we had a clear approach. We decided the best way for him to achieve his higher level is with minutes of competition (rather than under-23 matches). We're managing that, the response has been good, he's been playing, he started some games, he came from the bench in other games. I think he's one of the cases in the international break that we have to attend, for him to still progress and do better."
Next up for Wolves is a trip to Reading in the Championship on Saturday, and Costa will be hoping that he is fully fit and raring to go at the Madejski Stadium.