Wolves boss Nuno: Morgan Gibbs-White has improved a lot
Boss Nuno Espirito Santo insists teenage star Morgan Gibbs-White is now a more rounded player who can shine for Wolves for years to come.
And Nuno believes the 19-year-old, from Stafford, is part of arguably the best crop of youngsters England has ever had.
He has made 20 Premier League appearances this season – the latest being an impressive showing from the off in last weekend's 2-0 win against Cardiff – and could play a part against Chelsea tomorrow.
“I have seen Morgan make a lot of improvements," said Nuno, when asked about the strides Gibbs-White has made this term.
The process last season and the beginning of this season was to provide him with different tools that allow him to become a better player.
“He has it, and he has to still develop. For example, in terms of defensive work Morgan didn’t have much, but now he’s much more involved and he has the capacity for individual duels and all these things. He is doing well."
Some fans wondered if Gibbs-White would be loaned out upon Wolves' return to the Premier League – but that did not cross Nuno's mind.
“Since last season I saw it. He is part of the squad," said Nuno.
“He has had a lot of minutes in the Premier League, and his contribution to the team has been very good.
“When the talent is there, the more important thing is to have the organisation to exploit the talent and provide the player with a lot of things for him to improve.
“You have to not only focus on aspects where he is strong, you have to provide him with all the tools that the game will require."
Nuno reckons tomorrow's opponents Chelsea have a very promising English player in Callum Hudson-Odoi too.
“This generation of players with Hudson-Odoi, Morgan, (Manchester City's, Phil) Foden is one of the best in England ever," he added.
“He is in that group of players with a lot of talent, there’s no doubt about it.
“We will be ready for him. I think all these players are having game time, not only in England but also outside England so naturally, they will develop themselves.
“When the talent is there you just give them time, and they will develop.”