Leander Dendoncker completed 90 minutes for Belgium in a European Championship qualifier on Thursday night – and many Wolverhampton Wanderers fans hailed him for his international performance.
Belgium kicked off their qualifying campaign with a 3-1 home victory over Russia and they will be one of the favourites for the 2020 tournament.
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard got on the scoresheet twice for the hosts, while Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans also netted.
Dendoncker started in the heart of midfield alongside Tielemans and the young pair looked comfortable against last year’s World Cup hosts.
Dendoncker, 23, has made a great impression at Wolves this season during his first year in England and replicated his form on the international stage.
The central midfielder is a no-nonsense enforcer that helps break up play in front of the defence and also distribute the ball quickly forward.
Some Wolves fans were delighted to see Dendoncker once again put in a decent performance and it’s the kind of form that has seen him break into the team at club level.
Manager Nuno Espirito Santo was patient with the midfielder in the early stages of the season, but he’s now a permanent fixture in the team and cemented his spot with some consistent displays.
Here are some of the Wolves fans praising Dendoncker for his latest outing:
The Donk played a blinder for Belgium last night 👏🏼 #wwfc
— Ad (@Sidaway_) March 22, 2019
Donck is going to be a real superstar of the future
— Michael Chance (@grumpywolf63) March 22, 2019
Turned on the Belgium game, first thing i see is Donck winning it back, the mans a beast. Never seen a player win so much ball
— Steve (@stevo1270) March 21, 2019
Good reports coming from the Belgium game tonight that Dendoncker was immense and controlled the midfield.. We knew our Donk wouldn’t let us down 👌👌👌👌#wwfc
— Tom (@WolvesAyWe90) March 21, 2019
Watched the game, he just mopped up in front of the defence, quality. No frills all night. My only worry for Belgium is that he will replace Courtois in goal for the next game!
— Bato (@Kbat81) March 22, 2019
— Molineux Matters (@MolineuxMttrs) March 21, 2019
— JotaSHLeo 🔶⬛ (@WereWolvesAyWe) March 21, 2019
I watched the second half….Donck had a good game 👍👍🐺🐺
— Polecat (@itspolecatime) March 21, 2019