Pedro Neto made a positive contribution for Wolverhampton Wanderers in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Norwich City, drawing praise from supporters on social media. The 19-year-old was brought off the bench in the second-half and played his part in Wolves winning the game late on, assisting Raul Jimenez for the winner.
Neto has been reduced to substitute appearances for Wolves this season, but his latest cameo was one of his best so far. The Portuguese u21 international was introduced in the 76th minute and may have given Nuno Espirito Santo a selection headache after his impressive performance.
Get in there! Clearly not the performance to get excited about, but then again we were amazing vs Spurs & got nowt. Traore again a constant menace. Thought Neto provided some quality direct threat when he came on 🐺✊#wwfc pic.twitter.com/Aa66OKmkxP
— RoseTelstarWallCult5 (@5Tunesaday) December 21, 2019
Neto is getting better and better.
— Steve Lees (@measlewolf) December 22, 2019
But who cares.
We showed the character to hang in there & punish Norwich for their missed chances. Mark of a top side.
Fair play to Neto. I wasn't that excited by our attacking options on the bench but what an impact Pedro made. Wouldn't be against giving him a start.#wwfc
— Paddy Day (@paddyday90) December 22, 2019
Quick praise to Neto
He comes on with little time to make an impact and he more often than not creates great opportunities.
— Joey Castro Otto (@Joey__WWFC) December 21, 2019
I've not been Pedro Neto's biggest fan but today his contribution was fabulous #wwfc
— Tom Wolverson (@wwfctom_) December 21, 2019
Neto's been excellent since he's been subbed on. #WWFC
— George Rinaldi (@GeorgeRinaldi) December 21, 2019
Against Norwich, Neto played for 14 minutes, made 13 touches, completed 100% of his passes, created one chance, had one shot, made two successful dribbles and boasted 100% accuracy from his crosses. The 19-year-old made more of a contribution in a quarter of an hour than the player he replaced – Diogo Jota.
Neto has made 20 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating five goals. The wide-man has racked up only 663 minutes of football across the board, however, so he’s had to be patient for opportunities. Neto’s made only one Premier League start all the way back in September, but he made a good account of himself on the weekend.
Whether Nuno Espirito Santo considers giving him the nod against Manchester City (December 27) remains to be seen, however.