Date: 19th January 2021 at 12:30pm
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The Athletic’s Wolverhampton Wanderers correspondent Tim Spiers has claimed that Pedro Neto is carrying the brunt of the Old Gold’s attacking responsibility at the moment.

Due to recent injury issues with Raul Jimenez and Daniel Podence, Nuno Espirito Santo has as few as four fit attackers at his disposal in Wolves’ first-team squad (per Transfermarkt).

Those four include just one left-winger in Neto, one right-winger in Adama Traore and two strikers in Fabio Silva and Patrick Cutrone.

Between Silva, Cutrone and Traore, only two top-flight goals have been bagged, alongside zero assists over 34 collective appearances – both of which were netted by Silva (per WhoScored).

Meanwhile, Wolves’ 20-year-old winger Neto has managed to bag four goals and three assists in 19 outings.

During the latest episode of The Athletic’s The Molineux View podcast, Spiers aired his belief that it is “Neto or nothing” for the Old Gold in attack at the moment.

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He said: “Again, as against Everton [in the game against West Brom], it was Neto or nothing going forward. Everything’s on this lad’s shoulders.

“Traore – okay, he had a few decent moments, but on the main, it was Neto or nothing. He put 15 crosses in against Albion.

“He’s now fifth in the league for the amount of chances created this season of any player. That’s only behind [Kevin] De Bruyne, [Jack] Grealish, [Bruno] Fernandes and [Mason] Mount.

“That’s the company that he’s in, that’s how well he’s playing – but he’s got no help around him.”

TIF Thoughts on what Tim Spiers said about Pedro Neto…

As can be seen in what the journalist had to say, he believes that the young winger is carrying the brunt of Wolves’ attacking intent at the moment.

Has Pedro Neto got the potential to be world class for Wolves?

Yes, he's good enough

Yes, he's good enough

No, he's not that good

No, he's not that good

Certainly, that is clear to see in his statistics for the season so far as he has comfortably made the most key passes per league game for the Old Gold with 1.9 (per WhoScored).

He has also made at least 1.1 more crosses per league match than any other player currently in Wolves’ squad, with 1.8 an outing.

So his abilities in attack are clear to see, however, with Wolves having only won one Premier League game in their last nine, it is also evident that he can not solely carry Wolves.