Wolverhampton Wanderers exited the Carabao Cup last night, with pressure beginning to mount on manager Bruno Lage.

One chance of a trophy this season has already gone, with Tottenham Hotspur advancing to the fourth round on penalties.

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Wolves (Photo by Wolverhampton Wanderers FC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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Wolves showed good fight to get back into the game having been 2-0 down.

But some awful spot-kicks saw Spurs go through, and supporters have today been holding an inquest on social media.

One thing that is impossible not to think about after last night, is how ridiculous it was that Wolves did not bring in another centre-back on transfer deadline day.

Less than 10 minutes into his debut, Yerson Mosquera had to be stretchered off with an apparent muscular injury.

This came after the player had only just recovered from a one-month layoff from a hamstring issue sustained in pre-season.

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Yerson Mosquera (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

It remains to be seen how long he’ll be out for, but going off on a stretcher is never a good sign.

His replacement was Conor Coady, who did not have a good game at all.

Questions continue to be asked about whether the captain is cut out to operate as a regular starter in defence.

 

Romain Saiss has also been questioned, although the Moroccan has done OK so far in 2021/22.

Last night a terrible reflection on Fosun

So Fosun’s only centre-back addition of the summer has now suffered two injuries since signing.

We shall see how long he is out for, but there was always a chance of injuries striking early.

Fosun should have moved heaven and earth to get one more body in on transfer deadline day.

Apparently, the budget wasn’t an issue according to Jeff Shi in a recent interview with The Athletic.

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Jeff Shi (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Shi said that a deal would only be done if the club felt someone would be an upgrade on the current options.

Sven Botman, who won a league title with Lille last term, is surely an upgrade on at least Coady and Saiss.

The Dutchman should have been signed, especially with him since saying he was open to moving to Molineux.

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