Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has recently heaped praise on West Bromwich Albion’s Brazilian attacker Matheus Pereira.
During the latest round of Premier League fixtures, the Baggies travelled to Molineux and defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 (as per BBC).
On the day, Pereira played a pivotal role for the Baggies as he netted two penalties to seal three points for Sam Allardyce’s relegation-threatened side.
For his performance against Nuno Espirito Santo’s outfit, the 24-year-old attacker was awarded a 7/10 performance rating by the Birmingham Mail.
In the latest episode of The Glenn Hoddle Footy Show, the former England gaffer discussed the game at Molineux in depth and he heaped praise on Pereira. (20:45)
He said: “What was different is [West Brom] looked like they were a threat, they could get out and [create] some good attacks and build up through midfield.
“They got enough [balls] into Pereira in that sort of pocket position and he played really well.
“He linked the two from defending to attack really well, I know he got the two penalties but he played exceedingly well.
“I think Sam will be absolutely delighted because what he can do, it just gives them confidence and it gives them a way of playing now – that’s the way they’re going to play.”
TIF Thoughts on what Glenn Hoddle said about Matheus Pereira…
As can be seen in what Hoddle had to say, he believes that the Brazilian played “exceedingly well” against Wolves and that has helped to give Allardyce a blueprint for how to set his team up.
Would you consider Matheus Pereira a key player for West Brom?
No, he's not that good
Yes, he's a class player
Certainly, over the season so far, Pereira has proven that he is one of the Baggies’ better performers as he has been their fifth-best player in the league with a 6.74/10 average rating (per WhoScored).