Savage was the deeper midfielder tasked with supporting the defence to get the ball up the pitch ( Telles was also poor at this). In a game where everyone bashed our attackers, who are also youngsters, the players tasked with getting them the ball in comfortable zones is getting praised.
Then in a few weeks, some of these fans will ask why he isn't getting played as the performance gets completely overrated.
Zidane was great to see. Why? Because he showed the ability to collect the ball in deep, tight spaces. He showed really close control. He showed good dribbling ability, so despite not necessarily being as consistently effective due to the opposition, you could tell that you were seeing high potential.
People are praising Savage, not for good tackling ability or good passing, but for showing good energy.