In an exclusive interview with This Is Futbol, Steve Bull, who scored 306 goals for Wolves, believes that on-loan striker Willian Jose is lacking conviction in front of goal after he missed a great opportunity to get his first goal for the club against West Ham.
Raul Jimenez has been on the sidelines since he fractured his skull against Arsenal last November and both Willian Jose and Fabio Silva have failed to come close to filling the Mexixcan’s boots, with the former perhaps a tad unfortunate to see a goal ruled out by VAR for offside against Fulham on Friday.
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Fabio Silva came on as a substitute during Wolves’ 3-2 defeat to West Ham earlier this month and he managed to get himself on the scoresheet with his first goal since he netted in another 3-2 defeat against West Brom in January.
Speaking on what Willian Jose is lacking and how he is doing everything but score at the moment, Bull told This Is Futbol:
“Willian Jose, he’s been working his socks off but he’s had no luck at all and he did have a couple of chances against West Ham where I was thinking ‘just put your foot through the ball and make that net ripple’, but he didn’t.
“It just seems that nothing is working for him at the moment and when he comes off his head is down straight away and it might be that he needs to go under Nuno’s wing.”
Wolves have an option to buy Willian Jose at the end of the season but they appear unlikely to take that up considering the 29-year old striker is yet to score.
Nuno Espirito Santo has had to cope with his fair share of injuries this season including both Jimenez and Rui Patricio being knocked out in separate matches.