Bruno Jordao scored as Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Reading in the EFL Cup but an injury will delay his Premier League debut.
Bruno Jordao’s Wolverhampton Wanderers debut was the very definition of ‘bittersweet’.
The Portuguese U21 international was made to wait for his first appearance in black and gold after arriving from Lazio in a combined £18 million deal with Pedro Neto, but he certainly made up for lost time in the first half of Tuesday’s EFL Cup tie against Reading.
Jordao looked a cut above at Molineux, cruising through the game and producing a performance full of class, composure and no little quality. His presence even appeared to get the best out of Ruben Neves, who has endured a sluggish start to the season.
There was a goal too, albeit via a massive fumble from Reading’s Everton loanee Joao Virginia.
So Wolves will be praying for positive news today with Jordao being stretchered off midway through what was starting to look like a dream debut in English football.
Speaking to the BBC, coach Nuno Espirito Santo admitted that the 20-year-old had suffered a twisted ankle which shouldn’t keep him out for too long.
Jordao will be hoping to build on this eye-catching display as soon as possible.
Hope it’s not to bad think he could be one hell of a player
— Mark Perry (@markperry65) September 25, 2019
Cracking. He’s the midfielder we’ve been missing!
— Alex Barnsley (@barnsleyarmy) September 25, 2019
That is disappointing – but pleasing to hear that he had been impressing the Wolves fans before that. Hopefully it’s not serious and he makes his next appearance for the club in the not-too-distant future.
— Alex Goncalves (@Aljeeves10) September 25, 2019
Need more of Jordao and Neves captain in a 2 more often
— Josh (@Lem_WWFC) September 25, 2019
On a more positive note Kllman looked better, Jordao looked a footballer & Bennett actually used the ball well in the first half in particular #wwfc
— Simmo (@simbawolf7) September 25, 2019
Facts. Was gonna appreciate Jordao but he’s just got taken off a stretcher. Fully gutted guy was balling like Neymar
— cal (@c_wwfc) September 25, 2019
Shame about Jordao, looked decent. Wouldn’t have minded seeing him Saturday #wwfc
— Sam (@SamW160) September 25, 2019
Jordao being injured is a real shame. Looked like he has a lot of quality. #wwfc
— Bradley Parker (@parker_bradley) September 25, 2019