These precious back to back wins have created the blueprint for what we can achieve under Lopetegui.
We’re starting to resemble a team that has an appetite for pressing, defending and winning second balls.
And that intensity off the ball translates to pace and movement when in possession.
When was the last time we could say all of the above about a Wolves side?
Special praise must go to Diego. The way he presses from the front and brings Cunha and Sarabia into play is something we’ve sorely missed. The goal might have been fortuitous but he earned that luck with the position he took up. Surely he warrants another year?
As for Nunes, the way he glides between the lines is utterly joyous. He’s now playing with confidence and panache.
The same can be said about Lemina and Gomes getting through mountains of work in the engine room.
Of course Neves has to come straight back into the team, but have we already settled on next year’s midfield?
As for the defence, it’s like watching a brick wall. Dawson’s experience and excellent positioning has transformed Kilman and Semedo. Likewise with Toti, who has surprised us all with his rampaging runs down the left.
I don’t want to get ahead of myself – safety isn’t quite secured. But imagine what Lopetegui could achieve with another transfer window and a full pre-season?