Bolton boss Coyle not surprised by Rodrigo success at Benfica

Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle say he never had doubts about Benfica star Rodrigo Moreno.

Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle say he never had doubts about Benfica star Rodrigo Moreno.

The lively forward’s form has put him on the fringes of a call-up to the full Spanish side after he grabbed his second hat-trick for the U21s against Estonia earlier this month, making it seven in four games for them.

While Wanderers supporters may raise a few eyebrows at the meteoric rise of a player who shone so briefly in the Premier League, Coyle has not been surprised.

“He’s such a huge talent,” the Scot told the Bolton News. “People forget that in football terms he was a baby when he came to this club last year. The bits and pieces you saw were great, especially considering he was adjusting to a new culture and new surroundings.

“Had we got him back, I’ve got absolutely no doubt he would have been sensational, more from a starting position as well.”

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