Former England midfielder Paul Scholes has criticised Wolves’ style of play under Nuno Espirito Santo.

Scholes was a pundit on Sky Sports’ fan debate with the Overlap, on their YouTube channel.

During a debate about Nuno’s new club Tottenham and their talisman Harry Kane, Scholes offered his verdict on his Wolves side.

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“That might explain Kane’s form. You watch Wolves last year, the last two years, they are the most boring team to watch ever,” said Scholes.

“They just wait for teams to make mistakes. You can’t really do that at Tottenham.”

Last season, Wolves were not especially inspiring, just grinding out enough results in empty stadiums to stay in the Premier League.

 

But to write Wolves off as ‘boring’ even going back to before the pandemic is completely wrong.

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Of course Wolves were disciplined but they could be devastating on the counter attack as well.

In March 2020, Nuno’s Wolves ripped Spurs apart on their own patch with some thrilling attacking play on the break en route to a 3-2 win.

Scholes’ punditry is very forthright. Some people like that but it sometimes lacks nuance or analysis.

Nuno’s reign at Wolves cannot be written off as boring. When it was good, it was very good and the highs were great.

By the end, the football had gone stale, Nuno looked exhausted and it was time for a change, but that was not the case for much of the previous two years.

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