Wolves Boss Hails Otasowie Despite Defeat To Burnley

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Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo has heaped plaudits on American-Nigerian youngster Owen Otasowie after he impressed on his full Premier debut against Burnley on Monday.

Otasowie, 19, featured for 60 minutes before he was replaced by Adama Traore.

Despite his contributions, the visitors stumbled at Turf Moor, but Espirito Santo still lauded the starlet for his eye-catching performance.

“Owen did well. He’s a good player. He’s strong, he’s physical and he’s very young, but he’s growing, he’s improving a lot of aspects of his game that he still has to learn, but he’s got a lot of talent,” the Wanderers’ boss said after the game as captured by club’s website.​

“He had a tough game today, but he handled himself well, and he’s going to be back in the future.”

The gaffer however expressed disappointment with the outcome of the game.

“We started well the game and had good spells of football and we moved the ball well. But we’re disappointed. We were aware Burnley were strong and we could not hold on and be strong enough,” he continued. “We dealt with them pretty well.

“We were able to break the pressure, go out and have spaces, the ball was moving to the front, but then it became more difficult because there wasn’t much space and they made it difficult for combinations.

“The game required dynamic movements and we were passing the ball and staying still, that is why it was difficult.

“We conceded from a situation where we knew Burnley were strong. There are always good things, bad things, but we finished well the game with good character and good attitude, but it’s a tough game.”

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