Nelson Semedo believes he has not had a good first season at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Portugal international joined the club last summer from Barcelona, in a deal that Tim Spiers of The Athletic later reported to be worth around £29 million.

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Following the exit of Matt Doherty to Tottenham Hotspur, hopes were high over Semedo, especially coming in with the reputation he did.

So far, Semedo has been a regular starter under Nuno Espirito Santo.

The 27-year-old has rarely missed a game this season, and is definitely the undisputed right-sided defender at the club.

In terms of his performance, some fans have questioned the defensive part of his game but praised his attacking capabilities.

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Semedo said of his first term so far (via Wolves official): “To be honest, it was a normal season, not a good season for me personally.

 

“I know I can do much more, it was my first year in the Premier League, I went from a different club and it was not easy, but I will keep working to try to improve and help my team.”

Semedo goes on to cite the physical nature of the Premier League and the competitiveness as being challenging aspects.

Semedo will come good

It’s good that Semedo recognises that there is room for improvement.

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Nelson Semedo (Photo by Sam Bagnall – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

He hasn’t been bad by any means, but he probably has fallen slightly short of expectation.

He found the going a little tough in the first half of the season, but he has grown into the campaign.

It’s been a struggle for everybody this time around, and hopefully Semedo can explode next term having gotten a full season under his belt.

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