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%).

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Nelson Semedo (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

My Revenge On Ben Foster

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).

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Nelson Semedo (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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:

 

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