Nelson Semedo praised outgoing Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo in an interview with the club’s website.

Nuno was the man who brought Semedo to the club from Barcelona last summer.

And Semedo also had praise for the three strikers at the club – Raul Jimenez, Fabio Silva and Willian Jose.

It hasn’t been easy to cope with the loss of Jimenez, which brought Silva into the spotlight earlier than he might have expected but Semedo was keen to praise the young hitman.

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“It has been a pleasure to work with Nuno because he’s amazing, and his staff are incredible. I thank him for everything he did for me, for bringing me here and it’s a shame he has to leave but it’s the cycle of football.

“It has been very complicated for us because Raul is a very important player for us and it has been hard to lose him, then we started a phase where we were not very good.

 

“But we had Fabio [Silva] who was very good and Willian [Jose] who came in to help and the good news is that he was ready to play, ready to help the team.

“But, of course, he is a very important player who scores a lot of goals and works a lot, so it was very hard for us to lose him.”

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The good news for the new Wolves manager – whoever that proves to be – is that Jimenez should be fighting fit and raring to go at the start of next season.

That should give the whole club a boost and Silva will be better next season for the experience he has now.

Semedo’s experience at Barcelona means he’s well suited to playing in a back four if that’s the move the new man in the hotseat wants to make.

Either way, Wolves need to carry more of a goal threat next season and Jimenez’s return makes that far more likely.

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