'Outstanding' - Exclusive: Robinson in awe of Wolves star whose displays 'speak for themselves'

Paul Robinson showered Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio with praise following his impressive performance in the 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Tottenham and England goalkeeper revealed his admiration for Rui Patricio and praised the way the 31-year-old had adapted to English football.

Patricio was denied a clean sheet on Saturday by Danny Ings who took his opportunity to score when one-on-one with the keeper, but he notably made an acrobatic save to deny James Ward-Prowse scoring a winner for the Saints from a free-kick.

Robinson had nothing but kind words to say about Patricio following his latest display and revealed that he thought it was a coup for Wolves to have signed the keeper when they did.

When asked how big on asset Patricio was to Wolves, Robinson told Football Insider: “He’s outstanding, he’s an outstanding keeper who is proven.

“For Wolves to sign him when they did it was a coup, it was a great signing, as his performances speak for themselves.

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“I rate him as a goalkeeper, he’s a continental goalkeeper who is good with his feet and he is very agile.

“He has adapted to the English game very well and his performance on Saturday showed that.” 

Wolves signed Patricio from Sporting Lisbon in July 2018 and since then he has racked up 14 clean sheets in the 53 appearances he has made for the club.

Before joining Wolves, the 31-year-old played 460 times for Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon and he notably played every minute of Euro 2016 where he helped Portugal win the tournament.

In other Wolves news, Darren Bent singled out one Wolves player for praise following the ‘disappointing’ draw with Southampton.