Wolverhampton Wanderers have had a tricky start to the new season.
Bruno Lage has overseen just one victory in the Premier League so far, and four defeats.
The team have been creating chances and having a lot of the ball.
But it’s just two goals scored so far, which is alarming.
Adama Traore and Francisco Trincao have been good, but neither have yet contributed any goals or assists in the league.
Raul Jimenez has also failed to open his account so far.
Hopefully things will pick up – the fixtures coming up couldn’t really be better for Wolves to turn things around.
Today on talkSPORT, Danny Murphy was speaking about Wolves’ start, and he believes the absence of the injured Pedro Neto is really stinging the team.
He said: “For me their best talent, who hasn’t played yet, is Neto the young lad. Player of the Year last year for Wolves – they are missing him big time.
“He’s a terrific player, so maybe they’ll have a bit more about them when he gets back.”
Neto enjoyed a fantastic season last term.
He was very often the standout player, and his Player of the Year win was completely justified.
He is currently nursing a broken knee cap, and Bruno Lage recently suggested he could be back in team training in six weeks (via Birmingham World).
Wolves are indeed missing Neto
Neto is a fantastic young talent and there is no doubt Wolves are missing his creativity and drive.
He is direct, and capable of providing magic moments – like the goals against Southampton and Chelsea.
Wolves had really needed someone to do that in these opening games.
These are concerning times just at the moment, and hopefully he can come back as quickly as possible.