Wolves journalist Tim Spiers has offered his praise for Wolves’ Nelson Semedo for his all-round performances this season.
The Portuguese defender, valued at £28.8m on Transfermarkt, has been a pretty much ever-present for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men this season, only missing one league game so far this campaign since his summer signing from Barcelona – something of a rarity when you consider the number of injuries that the club have had to deal with over the course of the season.
And speaking on the latest edition of The Molineux View podcast, Spiers was quick to offer praise for the defender’s efforts this campaign, noting particularly how much he felt he has improved over the course of the season, even if he has had a few bad displays:
“I’ve been impressed with his consistency; his defending has got better. His lapses of concentration have been cut down on; they’ve not been eradicated, but they’ve been cut down on and if you look at the stats, he’s fourth in the Premier League for tackles won by defenders, which is impressive, and no defender dribbles more than him – which shows you what he can offer Wolves in attack.”
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TIF Thoughts on Tim Spiers’ comments about Nelson Semedo…
Spiers is right to praise Semedo for the effort he has put in this season, because whilst Wolves themselves have had something of a down year, currently sitting 12th in the Premier League, Semedo’s performances have been one of the few bright sparks for them, with the defender ranking 4th in the team when it comes to his WhoScored rating.
That, combined with his availability, has made him a really crucial part in the way Wolves have played this season both in attack and defence and something that they are really going to have to rely on next season if they are to prove that this season was just a blip and not something that could become the norm for them.