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Wolves: Nunes will be ‘looking forward’ to be playing under new boss Lopetegui

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Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Matheus Nunes will be looking forward to playing under new boss Julen Lopetegui.

That’s according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who spoke with This Futbol about the Portuguese midfielder and the impact he could have in him in the second half of this season.

It’s been a hard start for Nunes in his first season of Premier League football. Wolves currently sit second from bottom in the league.

The midfielder has yet to make a real impact at Molineux. Averaging a 6.79 rating on Sofascore, which is not bad at all, but there’s room for improvement.

At only 24-years-old there’s still plenty of time for Nunes to grow and develop as a player.

O’Rourke believes Nunes will be excited to play under Lopetegui. A coach who has coached some top players in the past, managing the likes of Sevilla, Real Madrid, Porto and Spain.

“He obviously was a big summer signing for Wolves. I think all fans are still yet to see the best of them. It’s been an unsettling period probably for Nunes with the change in management after being brought in by a different manager.

“I’m sure he will be looking forward to working with Lopetegui who has worked with some top players in his career as well. And he’ll be hoping that he can help Nunes find his best form in the second half of the season.”

TIF’s view on O’Rourke’s comments

We believe that Wolves will need to be patient with Nunes. It’s his first season in England and needs to settle into the league.

Additionally, it’s been hard for him, as the squad as a collective have struggled this season. However, there’s a long way to go before the season ends.

The appointment of Lopetegui could inject the club with some fresh ideas. Looking at the clubs he’s managed, he must be doing something right.

Nunes cost Wolves £38 million when they signed him from Sporting Lisbon. So there’s a lot of pressure on him to do well.

Lopetegui could well be the one to help kick start the Portuguese star’s career.

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