The Athletic’s Wolverhampton Wanderers correspondent Tim Spiers has heaped praise on three of the Old Gold’s players which recently featured for their nations.
During the current international break, as many as 13 players from the Molineux outfit were called up to represent their countries (per Wolves).
However, that was made one fewer when Conor Coady had to depart the England camp to self-isolate due to government guidelines in the UKYY.
Of those 13 players, though, three had the possibility of making their senior international debut at the beginning of the break; those being Willy Boly, Pedro Neto and Owen Otasowie.
During the latest episode of The Athletic’s The Molineux View podcast, Spiers heaped praise on the trio after all three made their senior international debut.
He said: “The good side [of the international break] was three debuts. So, we had Pedro Neto starting and scoring in a friendly against Andorra.
“Willy Boly is now an Ivory Coast international, [he] played against Madagascar and [played] again in Madagascar [in] the return game on Tuesday.
“So, hopefully, he can get back to Molineux as soon as possible. Again, great news that this Southampton game is the Monday, because it gives all these players time to come back.
“Also, Owen Otasowie. USA played Wales, [there] was a raft of substitutions for the USA throughout the second half of this terrible 0-0 friendly game in Swansea.
“He finally came on with a few minutes left and he did alright, didn’t he, in his little six-minute cameo? I really liked the look of his touch and his attitude, it was great.”
TIF Thoughts on what Tim Spiers said about Wolves’ international debutants…
As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, he was impressed with the three players making their international debuts but hoped they “get back to Molineux as soon as possible”.
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While Boly and Neto are first-team regulars for the Old Gold, having started in all of Wolves’ Premier League games so far this season (per WhoScored), Otasowie is a bit of an unknown quantity.
The 19-year-old USA international has made just one first-team appearance for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side (per Transfermarkt), however, following his international debut, perhaps Wolves fans can expect to see more of him at Molineux if he continues to impress.