'Non-league player': Wolves star Leander Dendoncker slammed despite Belgium win

A dejected Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

Leander Dendoncker has had a slow start to the new Premier League season for Wolverhampton Wanderers and he wasn't at his best against Scotland.

Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke looks on during the Scottish Cup 5th Round Replay between Rangers and Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

It is fair to say Steve Clarke’s honeymoon period has come to a rather abrupt end.

The new Scotland manager certainly wasn’t handed the kindest of fixture lists when taking over the national team at the start of the summer, with the Tartan Army booked in to take on a dazzling Belgium side home and away within Clarke’s first four games at the helm.

Though it’s fair to say two fixtures against the Red Devils went even worse than the former Kilmarnock boss dared to fear. After losing 3-0 away, Scotland were thumped 4-0 at home on Monday night by a Kevin De Bruyne inspired side who cruised to the most comfortable of wins in Euro 2020 qualifying.

Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium celebrates after scoring their fourth goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match between Scotland and Belgium at Hampden Park on September 09, 2019 in...

The Manchester City star scored once while Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Vermaelen and Toby Alderweireld were also on target – but a thumping win for Belgium still didn’t save Leander Dendoncker from criticism.

The Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder is yet to show his real quality in Belgian red and, in truth, he’s looked a little laboured ever since he moved to Molineux permanently for £12 million in June, as reported by talkSPORT.

Belgium's midfielder Leander Dendoncker controls the ball during the the Euro 2020 football qualification match between Scotland and Belgium at Hampden Park, Glasgow on September 9, 2019. (...

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