Wolves star Pedro Neto is ‘determined boy’, emphasizes Nuno Espirito Santo, after an injury that ends the season

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Wolves star Pedro Neto is a ‘very determined boy’ and will ‘come back stronger’ after a seasonal kneecap injury wrecked his Euro 2020 dreams, Nuno Espirito Santo points out.

  • Wolves star Pedro Neto has been ruled out for the season with a broken kneecap
  • The attacker thrived this season, but was beaten in the 1-0 win over Fulham
  • Neto is now also banned from participating in the Euro 2020 team of Portugal
  • Nuno Espirito Santo has insisted that Neto can continue to train despite the injury

Nuno Espirito Santo has backed Pedro Neto to come back stronger than before after a broken kneecap that will ban him from Euro 2020.

The Wolves forward, who has been his club’s best player this season, was damaged in last Friday’s 1-0 win at Fulham and is expected to be sidelined until the start of next season at the earliest.

Wolves have had huge problems with injuries this season. Raul Jimenez hasn’t played since breaking his skull at Arsenal last November, while Willy Boly, Leander Dendoncker and Daniel Podence have all had significant spells on the sidelines.

Pedro Neto's season ended against Fulham with the Wolves star sustaining a kneecap injury

Pedro Neto’s season ended against Fulham with the Wolves star sustaining a kneecap injury

The forward will no longer be able to join his Portuguese teammates for Euro 2020

The forward will no longer be able to join his Portuguese teammates for Euro 2020

The forward will no longer be able to join his Portuguese teammates for Euro 2020

“It’s a serious injury,” said Nuno. It is a difficult moment for Pedro, but he will come back stronger. He’s fine.

‘When players experience difficult moments, they have to deal with them properly in order to prepare for the future. He is a very determined boy.

‘It’s a period when he can’t compete, but it doesn’t stop him from working. It’s a matter of finding the right things to do.

“You can make the time useful, prepare other aspects, we can work on his upper body, we can work on many things while he is recovering from surgery.”

Nuno Espirito Santo hopes to have the star back for next season after an injury campaign

Nuno Espirito Santo hopes to have the star back for next season after an injury campaign

Nuno Espirito Santo hopes to have the star back for next season after an injury campaign

Neto was one of Wolves' best performers this season and will be a blow to the forward

Neto was one of Wolves' best performers this season and will be a blow to the forward

Neto was one of Wolves’ best performers this season and will be a blow to the forward

Meanwhile, Wolves’ fullback Ruben Vinagre is a summer target for Benfica.

The Portuguese player is on loan to FC Famalicao in his home country after an original one-season loan deal with Olympiakos was broken off in January.

Wolves will likely listen to offers for Vinagre as they want to regenerate their own squad for the upcoming campaign, with a forward and an athletic central midfielder high on their priority list.

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