Wolverhampton Wanderers picked up another hugely impressive win on Tuesday.
It now appears almost baffling to Wolves fans that Leander Dendoncker had to wait until December to make his Premier League debut for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men, with many lauding his performance in their 3-0 win against West Ham on Tuesday.
Wolves brushed their opponents aside at Molineux. BBC Sport reports that the home side had 20 attempts compared to West Ham’s four, and put nine on target – which is nine more than their opponents managed.
Despite their dominance, Nuno’s side did not break the deadlock until after the hour mark when Romain Saiss headed home a Joao Moutinho corner. Raul Jimenez would then add a late brace to make the points safe and send Wolves up to seventh.
There were superb performances all over the park. But perhaps Dendoncker’s display was one of the most significant given how long it has taken the midfielder to force his way into the picture following his summer move.
The 23-year-old was making only his fifth Premier League appearance of the season on Tuesday, but plenty of Wolves fans are now convinced that he must not be left out of the team again.
Several suggested that he is absolutely vital to the balance of the team. It certainly says a lot about his form when he is standing out when involved in a midfield that also includes Riben Neves and Moutinho.
Here is how some of the Wolves fans reacted to Dendoncker’s latest display…
Knew that if we’d actually play Dendoncker we’d realise how good he is, can’t believe it’s taken this long for him to start games #wwfc— Ryan (@Ryan_Buttery) January 30, 2019
Remember, where’s Dendoncker? Are they ever going to play him? Has he gone back home? Now he’s so at home in that team and looks like he belongs there. Some baller! #WheresDonk #HesEverywhere #NunoKnowsBest #wwfc— Mike King (@GlosterBirder) January 30, 2019
How did it take Dendoncker so long to get into the side? Really makes the difference— Will (@will_trotman) January 29, 2019
Dendoncker slowly but surely stamping his mark in this team. Been a long time in coming but most definitely worth the wait.— Carl Ackasovs (@ackasovs) January 29, 2019
Cannot believe we didn’t start Dendoncker sooner, the bloke is unreal.— Zach (@XZachM) January 29, 2019
Dendoncker = BEAST— Richieevo (@Richieboy11) January 29, 2019
Best part about this result tonight is Dendoncker is absolutely class, brings out the best of Neves #wwfc— Mark Carroll (@MarkoC88) January 29, 2019