Wolverhampton Wanderers played out a 3-2 defeat with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening.
An extremely late kickoff to suit the television cameras saw us fight back from three goals behind, but with a goal ruled out for offside wrongly, we couldn’t quite get that third to take a point from the tie.
One of the huge positives from the game though was the performance of 18-year-old Academy graduate Morgan Gibbs-White and not only did his cameo appearance attract an incredible amount of praise from the fanbase, a number of pundits also took the time out to laud the impact he had on the match after replacing Joao Moutinho just after the hour mark.
BBC Pundit Danny Murphy was raving about the lad on Match of the Day on Saturday evening (10.30pm BBC1).
Describing him as ‘sensational’ and as a ‘very rare’ talent, the former Liverpool and Fulham midfielder clearly believes he has a big future ahead of him.
“It’s very rare you see someone at this age and say wow. His vision and the effect he had in such a short space of time was brilliant. His ability to run with the ball was amazing and I think he is exactly the type of player we’re crying out for. We’ve got some great talent coming through, but it’s not always that. Have they got the mentality you need and Gibbs-White…that pass, not many players would have the vision. It’s not just about the execution but being able to see the pass. When Wolves brought him on they had better energy and his ability to look up and see that killer pass…he was sensational.”
I’m sure Nuno Espirito Santo will keep his head down, feet on the floor and keep making him work hard and we’ll just have to see what the future brings for him – but it looks promising at this stage.