Some Wolverhampton Wanderers supporters have been reacting to an impressive statistic that has emerged about Nelson Semedo.
According to CLUB, the 27-year-old currently has the highest success rate in Europe for stopping attempted dribbles (82%).
Some people have questioned Semedo with regards to the defensive side of his game since he’s been at the club.
Without doubt, when he first signed he was a little suspect.
But he improved in the second half of 2020/21 and finished the campaign strongly.
He conceded a late penalty against Aston Villa at Molineux last December, and it seems from that point on he did get better.
Unfortunately, he did give away another late penalty against Leeds United last weekend. It was soft, but he gave the referee a decision to make and he’ll be disappointed.
On the whole though this season, Semedo has been looking good both offensively and defensively.
The statistic about him stopping attempted dribbles is pretty impressive, if not a little surprising.
It shows he probably isn’t deserving of the rough ride he gets from some people sometimes.
Perhaps he gets targeted because Matt Doherty was often so good before him.
Or because of how much he cost (£37 million was the figure widely reported at the time, but Tim Spiers wrote an article explaining that the full fee would only be dependent on Wolves winning a European competition. He is therefore unlikely to ever cost more than £29 million).
Some Wolves fans are loving Semedo stat
On social media, some of Semedo’s biggest supporters very much enjoyed the statistic showcasing his good defending.
There were some rather smug reactions from those that have continually defended him:
Not bad as he’s this years club scapegoat 👍
— Lord Jason Guy (@wolvespremier) October 27, 2021
An amazing player. Shame he’s the scapegoat this year. Wolves fans are ruining his reputation
— Mr Sir Robbins🐦 (@robbins_sir) October 27, 2021
He’s got better by the week.
— Hot Shot Hamish 🇵🇸 (@HotShotHamish1) October 27, 2021
Read this and weep you haters
— Dave Foster (@daveandwolves) October 27, 2021
Probably won’t get many agree as he’s mosts favourite scapegoat but we’re so lucky to have this guy @Wolves. To think some would have Doc back, unbelievable. A world class right back! https://t.co/JRKD2fulig
— James Osypiw (@JamesOsypiw) October 27, 2021
Yet some of our fans don’t think he’s a good player 🤣 https://t.co/uATvji1WVh
— Harry (@harryvenner) October 27, 2021
Apparently he can’t defend though. https://t.co/aigKUmr8Ca
— Alfie (@aepearson02) October 27, 2021
And still people use him as a scape goat. I know it’s only one stat but he’s quality for me https://t.co/J2lLSD59Gb
— xavier (@xavier34087714) October 27, 2021
Time to give this man the credit he deserves! He’s getting better each day! https://t.co/IMEWZFJjWO
— 🐺 in Little Tokyo (@ezpzjpnez) October 27, 2021
He is so underrated and his such class 😭 https://t.co/tzoXETEcuJ
— /G\rav (@__Grav) October 27, 2021
So under rated! 👌
— Wednesbury Wolf (@WednesburyWolf1) October 27, 2021