Tim Spiers has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s The Molineux View podcast about all things relating to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
This seems to have worked wonders for Wolves as they have won three of their last four league matches playing this system, and Neto has scored one goal and provided one assist and earned ratings of 7.7, 7.41, 7.73, and 6.46 in those games.
Spiers certainly thinks that this move has benefitted Neto.
He said: (20:02) “I think the inverted wingers does show real promise more so in Neto’s case. Traore, yes, for the goal, but he wasn’t as effective over 90 minutes.
“I think Neto looks far more comfortable on the right; he can use his right foot, he can put in a cross with his right foot. I think Neto’s right foot is stronger than Traore’s left. Traore doesn’t look comfortable going to the byline on his left foot, so he’s cutting inside every time.
“The big thing for me is partnerships [and] Neto and Semedo looks like a really promising partnership. Semedo [is] very natural and comfortable at overlapping with his great pace [and] very good dribbling ability. Neto equally looks very comfortable cutting inside. It looks very natural.”
Do you like Neto on the right?
No, it doesn't matter where he plays
Yes, it has made a difference
TIF Thoughts on Neto’s new role…
Neto has been Wolves’ best player this season, averaging a 7.2 rating and scoring five goals in the league and providing a further four assists.
So, he has performed well in most positions for the Old Gold this season and this switch over to the right seems to have got Spiers excited.
We think that given the start to life that Neto has made over on the right, Spiers is right to be excited, and we will be intrigued to see how this new tactical switch performs in the coming games.