Wolves lost to SC Braga last night and some fans have criticised newcomer Patrick Cutrone.
The former AC Milan striker moved to Molineux in the summer for £16M (BBC) and has struggled for goals.
He opened his account for Wolves in a 5-2 loss against Chelsea, but a few fans are now fearing the worst following his lack of bite against SC Braga.
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“Jimenez-Jota. That’s it!”
Manager Nuno Espirito Santo was understandably disappointed by Wolves’ loss in their opening Europa League group match.
The amount of chances created pleased Nuno, but the issue was a lack of clinical finishing.
“We did not perform perfectly, but we created many chances,” said Nuno via Express & Star. “Braga had one chance, were very organised, and they scored. That is the story of the game.”
One of the biggest chances Wolves had fell to Patrick Cutrone in the first half. The Italian striker was in a perfect position to score but dragged his shot well wide.
Cutrone should’ve scored to put Wolves 1-0 up, and the fact that he didn’t has caused some of the pack to fear that he isn’t money well spent.
Send cutrone back to Italy, Jota did more than him in the little play time he got, Jota Jimenez have to play always
— 𝔸𝕝𝕧𝕣𝕩𝕫▪️ (@YoungUrameshi) September 19, 2019
Have we kept the receipt for Cutrone?
— Notts Wolf (@kcin82) September 19, 2019
Finally Patrick Cutrone…he runs tirelessly, he snatches at chances. I am not convinced he’s magic. Makes same runs as Raul too. Interesting times. #wwfc
— Robert Weaver Esq. (@robweaverwm) September 19, 2019
jimenez-jota. thats it
— Mauricio Magallon (@Mauri_Magallon) September 19, 2019
Some fans have defended Cutrone by insisting that he was Wolves’ most threatening player and that he’ll soon become clinical.
Everyone blaming cutrone is a clown, most threatening player and maybe if he’d been playing regularly he’d put away the chances. He’s our best striker end of.
— manny (@Manny_11111) September 19, 2019
Lots of positives to take though. #JonnyOtto was fantastic, and I really feel once #PatrickCutrone gets a couple he’ll be more composed and quite a weapon. Better performance not quite the result though… 2/3
— James Brewer (@jamesbrewer88) September 20, 2019
Most of the Molineux faithful absolutely adore Cutrone and want him to be a success. This is proven by them singing his name and love of pizza throughout the majority of matches.
It’s only early days into his Wolves career so far meaning fans will have to be patient for him to rediscover his form at AC Milan.
Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota will be Nuno’s primary partnership, but Cutrone could have a major role this season when he fully adapts to English football and Wolves’ style of play.