Francisco Trincão has regained his smile, sportingly speaking. The extreme, at 21 years old, he found himself in a labyrinth in Barcelona, where LIn the absence of opportunities that this course presented him, he invited him to seek a new destination. Few contexts were more palatable in the big five leagues for a young Portuguese than Wolverhampton, and there he left. Yielded, yes. And in just a few games he has managed to show that the decision was the right one.
In the Molyneux a horde of compatriots has been found which may well remind you of your native Portugal. Jorge Mendes’ hand at Wolves is noticeable. This is a new Wolverhampton after Nuno’s departure, but Bruno Lage has opted for a continuous work. Most of Lage’s headlines are the same as Nuno. There are two fundamental differences, José Sá replacing Rui Patricio and our protagonist, a Trincão that has become indisputable in the West Midlands.
Cfirst league matchdays and five titles. And on the right side, Adama territory up to now. Thus, Lage has displaced the Spanish international, changing flank and bringing him closer to the goal and less to the center. The only game in which he started from the bench, against Forest (4-0) in the Carabao, was, curiously, the only one in which he has seen the door. The numbers are not being the endorsement of Trincão, but the sensations. Defensively involved, something crucial if you are a wolf, he is generating offensive football, like the rest of his teammates, although the classification and the results do not say the same.
Sensations, confidence and return with Portugal
Lage’s are affected by an evil, that of marksmanship, and this makes them only add three points out of fifteen possible. However, their performances against Leicester, Tottenham and United, each ending 1-0, placed them at the head of the Premier in ‘expected goals’, both for and against, in shots on goal and on clear occasions created, as collected by ‘The Athletic’. This was accompanied by hands to the head after the occasion and not to heaven. If they can get a gun, this Wolverhampton, rocky as before, but cooler, can surprise and with Trincão as a fundamental piece. Like the winger, the numbers are not being the endorsement of the Wolves, but the feelings.
The good work of Viana do Castelo is not going unnoticed neither by his coach, nor by Fernando Santos, Portuguese coach. And it is that, in the last stop, the loss of last minute of Pedro Gonçalves was covered by a Trincao who returned to the national team almost a year later. In Barcelona they sure do not take their eyes off him. However, at the end of the course he will return, or could return (there is a purchase option) to Barcelona and this Trincão is a different one from the one he left.