Former Wolves midfielder Dave Edwards has questioned Julen Lopetegui’s use of Mario Lemina against Leeds United.
Wanderers lost 4-2 against the Whites at Molineux, and must now stew on that poor result over the international break.
The game was packed with incidents, with Wolves fans coming away feeling aggrieved.
Some felt Nelson Semedo should have had a penalty awarded for a foul by Junior Firpo.
And right at the end, Leeds’ fourth goal by Rodrigo was allowed to stand, despite a clear shirt pull on Adama Traore in the build up.
Matheus Nunes was shown a red card after being deemed to have pushed the linesman.
This has thankfully now been overturned.
Despite Wolves not getting the rub of the green, it cannot really be argued that the team deserved anything from the game.
They simply weren’t good enough in both boxes.
And Edwards has actually questioned Lopetegui over his management of Lemina in the game.
The Gabon international started in midfield with Ruben Neves and Joao Gomes.
But in the second-half, he shifted into defence.
Edwards said (Express & Star): “Mario Lemina dropping into the middle of a back three did not really work. I know they were chasing the game at the time but there was still a lot of time left and it left Wolves very exposed.”
Mario Lemina feels wasted when he plays really deep, as Dave Edwards questions Lopetegui’s decision against Leeds
It was interesting to see Lemina operating as deep as he was against Leeds in that second-half.
Give the energy and tenacity with which he plays, it does feel like he is a bit wasted when he operates so deep.
Lemina is very good at pressing and hounding the opposition.
Surely he is better utilised higher up.