Liam Keen has given his reaction to a development that has now emerged involving Wolves ace Jose Sa.
The Lowdown: International break
As the season heads into an international break, Sa was originally not included in Portugal’s squad to play Turkey in their crucial FIFA World Cup play-off game.
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Sa has featured at various levels for Portugal’s youth sides, but never in the senior XI.
The Latest: Keen reacts
Taking to Twitter, The Express & Star journalist Keen has now given his reaction to the news, claiming that although it is ‘good to see’ Sa getting a call-up, he ‘should have been included initially’:
“Good to see Jose Sa getting a deserved call up to the Portugal squad – although he should have been included initially. He has replaced Anthony Lopes.”
The Verdict: Deserved
The call-up for Sa is more than deserved, given his form for the Midlands club so far this season.
The Athletic journalist Tim Spiers has recently noted his aggression, distribution and positivity as being ‘key‘ for them this term, while even going as far as to claim that he has made ‘the single biggest difference‘ to any of the Premier League clubs.
Last campaign, the Molineux faithful lingered in 13th place in the table, conceding a total of 52 goals, only the 12th-best record in the division.
Now, following Sa’s arrival in the summer, they have let in just 26 goals in 30 matches, boasting the fourth-best defensive record in the top flight.
The 29-year-old has kept a mammoth 11 clean sheets, the joint-third most out of any goalkeeper in the league, and is up there with the other ‘keepers in the so-called ‘big six’.
Nonetheless, it is nice to see his performances this campaign be rewarded with a call-up from his country for a big fixture.
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