A new face to many of the senior Wolves players and staff this summer was 16-year-old Christian Marques, who has gone from an under-18 signing to training with the first-team in just a few months at the club.
The Swiss defender, who also has Portuguese citizenship, is one of the new first-year Academy scholars who were welcomed to the club last week, but Marques is already settling in to the first-team surroundings as part of the squad in China.
On training with the first-team
“I have learnt a lot from Nuno and the first-team because it’s different to be playing with the them than playing with the under-18s.
“The main differences are the quality of the players – it’s a privilege for me to play alongside players such as Moutinho and Neves.
“They are players who I really admire, and I would love to have a career like them.”
On making the step from under-18s to senior football
“It’s been a great experience for me because I’m new to this club, but I’m really happy at this moment.
“The club is very ‘big’ as a team, they trust in each other and I like that a lot.
“I feel very happy because I’m only 16 and hopefully I have a great future here in Wolverhampton.”
On learning from the senior players
“Conor Coady told me that I have to speak more, but first I have to learn English and then hopefully it will be good!”
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