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Lopetegui concerned about Wolves' lack of goals after Bournemouth defeat

Julen Lopetegui admitted he was concerned about his team’s toothlessness, following the 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth in the Premier League yesterday.

Wanderers were beaten at Molineux, with Marcus Tavernier scoring the game’s only goal.

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Wolves dominated the game in terms of possession.

But the team could not find a way to break the Cherries down.

It was a hugely disappointing performance and result, considering Bournemouth’s recent struggles.

It was a bit of a reality check after the previous two results against Liverpool and Southampton.

Wolves are very much still in a relegation battle. And it will be difficult to have a comfortable end to the season if the goalscoring problem is not addressed soon.

Speaking after the game, Lopetegui admitted he was worried. But he refused to lay the blame at the door of just his strikers.

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He said (Express & Star): “I’m more worried with scoring in general, it’s not only the work of the strikers.

“I put the focus on the goal we have suffered and after, in the way we managed the last 25 minutes.

“We had mature players on the pitch and we had to play more and we had to create more chances to score.

“We have to be balanced and continue working. It will be a long and hard race and this can happen.”

Everyone must step up for Wolves, as Lopetegui expresses concern over goal output

Wolves 69% possession yesterday and had 16 shots at goal.

With statistics like that, you would expected a goal or two.

But Wolves are still lacking so much in the final third and Lopetegui has got to find a way of making the team more clinical.

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Bournemouth did defend very well yesterday particularly in the second-half.

But given the players Wolves have, it was disappointing they could not make the breakthrough. For Wolves to have not scored a single goal across the two games against Bournemouth – when they’ve conceded the most goals in the Premier League – is pretty poor.