Wolves’ defensive player, Leander Dendoncker has finally been allowed to start two consecutive games by Nuno Espirito Santo and the Belgian plans on establishing himself in the starting XI.
Dendocker can play both as a deep-lying midfielder and a centre-half. He made his over to the Molineux last summer from RSC Anderlecht on loan with a buy-back clause worth £12m. He has had to patiently wait for an opportunity to break into the Wanderers first team.
The 23-year-old said, “I knew there was going to be a chance to come. I got the chance and it’s up to me to show it was worth it. I just have to keep working.”
“In general I’m a relaxed person. I always try to work hard, even though I don’t play. Mentally it’s really difficult, for any footballer it’s hard when you don’t play. But you try to work hard for yourself, and try to be ready for when the opportunity comes. That’s what I try to do, work hard in training and be ready for when I get the chance.”
The versatile player also stated that he remained calm even when he did not get a chance to prove himself. “Just normal things. I don’t think I changed anything, my behaviour. I just worked. I didn’t speak too much, that’s how I am. I tried just to work hard. It’s not something I spoke about a lot. I tried to be normal. Even when I’m not playing, I still try to work as football is what I love the most. It’s my passion.”
Now with Wily Boly suspended for the next three Premier League fixture, Dendoncker might finally get a run of games under Nuno Santo, starting with the upcoming home fixture against Leicester City.
Speaking about the opportunity he further added, “It would be nice. Over the last few weeks, I’ve played some games, so it feels really good to be part of the team, part of everything, I’m looking forward to keeping that going.”