Wolves recorded their second straight 0-0 draw last night against Burnley – and one couldn’t help but think the team is really missing Pedro Neto right now.
Bruno Lage’s side missed a great opportunity for three points at Molineux.
Although Burnley have given Wolves trouble in the past, James Tarkowski was missing for the Clarets along with a couple of others.
Sean Dyche’s side have only won one game all season as well.
So Wolves fans’ frustrations after the final whistle were understandable.
Especially since there are now some very tough games on the horizon.
Wolves dominated the ball and did create chances last night.
But the overall quality of the chances wasn’t great.
There were a number of half-chances and sighters, but Wolves had trouble penetrating the Burnley backline.
The game was mostly played out in front of their back four.
It was difficult not to think about the absence of Neto, who is working his way back from a broken knee cap.
The winger dazzled last season and is a really direct player.
In the last few games, Wolves have just needed someone to provide that spark. Neto did that so often last term.
In a chat with Jamie Carragher earlier this year, Conor Coady really sung Neto’s praises.
He said (via Goal): “Boss, mate, yeah. Really good. He’s class, him. We were talking the other day and we were on about how he’s born in 2000 and we were putting him in the same category as Phil Foden.”
Wolves are missing Pedro Neto quite a bit at the moment
He is due back around mid-January, and his return can’t come soon enough.
While Hwang Hee-chan did well when he first came in, the South Korean’s form has dipped lately.
Francisco Trincao hasn’t really got going yet, and Adama Traore is still lacking that end product. And, barring last night, the Spaniard has been out of favour under Lage.
In recent games, it has, at times, felt like Wolves don’t really know what to do to break down the opposition.
Neto, with his fearless unpredictability, would surely be the solution. Roll on mid-January.