Nelson Semedo has admitted he needs to improve his ability to score goals at Wolves.
The wing-back has only bagged twice for the club since his move from Barcelona in 2020.
Scoring goals is obviously not the most important thing for a wing-back.
But given Semedo’s attack-minded nature, he really ought to have had a few more to his name by this point.
In the first half of 2021/22, Semedo had a string of fantastic chances to score, and he could very easily have been the club’s top goalscorer heading into the festive period.
The star was playing very high up the pitch, and often found himself in acres of space on the right.
In the end, Semedo’s tally of just one goal for Wanderers was disappointing, and the player acknowledges that he needs to be more clinical for the positions he gets into.
He told the Express & Star: “It’s something that can change a game.
“In my first games, I missed three or four clear opportunities. That makes all the difference. It’s something I still have to improve and I know here they will help me with that. I’m not worried about it.
“I have to work hard to be fit to play first and feel good with my injury. Of course, I will try to be available when they expect and when I expect as well.”
Semedo, who cost £29 million, is expected to miss the start of the season for Wolves.
The 28-year-old suffered a hamstring injury against Brighton on April, for which he required surgery.
Nelson Semedo will become a top-class wing-back if he scores more goals for Wolves
It is good to hear Semedo acknowledging the need for him to score more goals.
His wastefulness in front of goal last season was frustrating to watch.
He has really improved since he first arrived at the club, and if he becomes a bit more clinical then Wanderers will have a serious player on their hands.
He has looked really solid defensively compared to his first season.
So if he can add more goals to his game like he wants, then Semedo will establish himself as one of the Premier League’s top wing/full-backs.