Former Wolves star Steve Bull has recently urged Nelson Semedo to improve his defensive attributes.
This came after Bull was chatting exclusively with Football FanCast and he talked about Semedo’s time at Wolves so far. Bull believes that while Semedo is certainly a talented right back, he is still not sure about what his role is and he should also improve in a defensive sense soon.
Semedo had arrived at Wolves from Barcelona in the summer transfer, as Nuno Santo’s men paid a fee that could be worth £37 million. This move came after Wolves had sold Matt Doherty to Tottenham in the summer, earning a fee of £14.7 million from his sale.
Does Semedo need to improve defensively?
Bull said: “Semedo is a very talented player but he’s come in here blind-folded wondering what his role is.
“Yeah, I think he does need to improve his defending because like they say, the first form of attack is defence.
“You should shut up shop first and then get your skates on and go down the line. However, once that ball goes out of play you have to get the whole team back in front of the ball.”
Since arriving at Wolves, the 27-year-old Semedo has made 26 Premier League appearances for the side, playing once in the FA Cup as well. He has picked up one assist in the Premier League (as per WhoScored).
The right-back has picked up a rating of 6.86/10 in the league and only five Wolves players have picked up a better rating than him. This shows that he’s not had a bad season at all. Considering that he’s won the second-most tackles per game and the joint-third-most interceptions per game, perhaps he’s doing well enough.