Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo was unable to hide his frustration with Fabio Silva after the 0-0 draw with Leicester City, after the youngster spurned a golden chance late on.
The boss watched as his side held the in-form Foxes at Molineux to move to 27 points from 23 games.
It was a fairly even contest, with the Foxes looking more dangerous in the first-half and the Wanderers looking marginally more likely in the second 45.
Pedro Neto and Adama Traore were big threats for Wolves, but ultimately neither could find the breakthrough.
The best chance of the game though fell to youngster Silva, who had replaced Willian Jose.
The 18-year-old latched on to a ball through from Ruben Neves after a half-cleared corner, but was denied by Kasper Schmeichel at the near post.
It seemed as though going across the Dane would have been the best option, and Nuno couldn’t hide his frustration after the game.
He said, as quoted by BBC Sport’s live reporting (16:18): “Fabio must do better. He is young and very talented but that moment requires a better finish. Tomorrow we will work on that.”
Silva needs support
It was obviously a massive chance for Silva, and fans are right to be frustrated.
But people must also remember that even experienced strikers miss one-on-ones.
He should have scored, but it’s important people don’t pile on him as he is still only 18.
He’ll be beating himself up right now, but he’ll work hard to become more clinical and have better days.