Wolves youngster Theo Corbeanu believes he has gone up a level this season, but knows he needs to improve his end product.
The talented winger is currently on a season-long loan at Blackpool.
Corbeanu featured for Wolves in pre-season. But it was ultimately decided that he would go out for a third loan spell, having previously played for League One clubs MK Dons and Sheffield Wednesday.
It has been a decent season so far for Corbeanu.
The 20-year-old has made 18 appearances and scored three goals.
Those three goals though came earlier in the season, with his last against Huddersfield Town at the start of September.
Corbeanu’s lack of goals and assists lately might have something that cost him a place in Canada’s World Cup squad.
The nation get their campaign underway this evening against Belgium, but Corbeanu will only be watching from afar after head coach John Herdman did not select him.
Following the disappointment, Corbeanu has been speaking about his season so far.
He believes his level has improved, but accepts his end product needs to get better. He said (via Blackpool Gazette): “I’m looking to create more than I’m currently doing. I know my game can be almost frustrating at times because I’ll beat a player then people are expecting the final bit, so I know that’s something I need to work on and get better at.
“I think it’s something that will come with time. The only way is up from here but so far it’s been a positive season for me.
“I’ve gone up a level. I was in League One last season (with MK Dons and Sheffield Wednesday) but now I’m in the Championship and I think I’ve fared quite well in this league. I’ve shown I can play at this level and do well here.”
Theo Corbeanu seemingly has a similar issue to Adama Traore at the moment, as Wolves youngster eyes end product improvement
We know that Corbeanu has it in him to be a bit more effective in the final third.
He really impressed earlier in the season at Bloomfield Road when he went on a run of three goals in four games.
At the moment, he seems to be having the same issue Adama Traore has.
The Spaniard is one of the very best around for dribbling past defenders and making space for himself.
But one he gets into that final third, the end product tends to be lacking.
Corbeanu is still very young and time is on his side. Ideally, his end product will be streets ahead of Traore’s when he reaches the same age.