It just had to happen…
Some Wolverhampton Wanderers fans are now growing a little concerned.
Bruno Lage’s side fell to a fourth defeat in five Premier League games on Saturday.
Brentford ran out 2-0 winners at Molineux, which is a hugely disappointing result given Wolves got their season up and running the weekend before against Watford.
Wolves had the lion’s share of possession against the Bees, but just couldn’t fashion any decent chances against the newly-promoted side.
In the end, they simply ran out of ideas, despite having several attacking players on the field.
Goalscoring is a real issue right now.
Wolves have been creating chances, but not really clear-cut ones. And the finishing has generally been quite poor.
One man who did not struggle in front of goal this weekend though, was one Willian Jose.
Jose endured a pretty poor loan spell at Molineux last season, joining midway through the season as cover for Raul Jimenez.
He managed just one goal in 18 appearances for Wolves, who declined the chance to sign him permanently.
He was handed his first start for Betis yesterday in La Liga, and wasted little time opening his account.
He equalised against Espanyol just before half-time, springing the offside trap to convert left-footed inside the penalty area.
Time will tell if Wolves have made a mistake
There was a feeling of inevitability that Jose would score on his first start for Betis, with Wolves struggling to convert chances.
He was not great during his short spell at the club, but he was also arguably starved of decent service.
One wonders if he’d have scored any goals for Wolves this term under Lage had the club decided to sign him.
Time will tell if Wolves have made a mistake.
But hopefully the likes of Hwang Hee-chan and Fabio Silva can ultimately be good enough back-ups for Jimenez.