Steve Bull praises Wolves winger Helder Costa

General view of Molineux prior to the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton FC at Molineux on September 29, 2018 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa scored for Portugal this past weekend.

Helder Costa of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg of Southampton during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton FC at Molineux on September...

Steve Bull has spoken highly of Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa to The Express & Star.

The Wolves legend has been impressed with Costa’s performances for the Wanderers so far this season.

The 53-year-old former Wolves and England international striker was also pleased to see the 24-year-old winger score on his debut for Portugal against Scotland at Hampden Park this past Sunday.

Bull told The Express & Star about Costa: “When he got injured, he was a different player all together – he came back quite slow and sluggish.

“But he’s back to his best now and it’s absolutely tremendous, for Wolves and Portugal.”

The Wolves legend added: “A lot of players, after an injury like he had, they fall by the wayside or go a bit astray.

“I think he had his head down, but he’s knuckled down, rolled his sleeves up and he’s back to the Costa we had when we bought him.”

Helder Costa of Wolverhampton Wanderers runs with the ball under pressure from Luke Shaw of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton...

Important player

Costa joined Wolves on loan from Benfica in the summer of 2017 and made the move permanent in January 2017 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £13 million.

The 24-year-old scored 10 goals and provided eight assists in 30 Championship starts for Wolves during the 2016-17 campaign, according to WhoScored.

During the 2017-18 campaign, the winger scored five goals and provided six assists in 21 league starts for the Wanderers, according to WhoScored.

Nuno’s Wolves are seventh in the Premier League table at the moment with 15 points from eight matches, just three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

Helder Costa of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Selhurst Park on October 6, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

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