Wolves journalist Tim Spiers has praised the efforts of Nelson Semedo during the club’s 1-0 win over Fulham last Friday.
The Portuguese defender, valued at £28.8m on Transfermarkt, has certainly settled into Premier League life incredibly well since his move from Barcelona last summer. Indeed he currently ranks 3rd in terms of the team’s WhoScored ratings behind only Adama Traore and Pedro Neto.
The victory over Fulham was very important for Wolves as it more or less puts to bed any late fears that they could be dragged into a relegation battle, and speaking on the latest edition of The Molineux View podcast (7:39), Spiers singled out Semedo for praise, specifically for the work he did in keeping Fulham’s attack at bay throughout the game:
“Semedo, his stats were unbelievable. 10 tackles and 8 clearances, miles more than anyone on the pitch. Now there’s a reason for that, because Fulham targeted him, so the ball was often coming in his direction. Yeah, a few balls went over his head, but I thought he had a decent game. Semedo’s stats, they sort of cloud a little bit of how the game actually panned out but I thought he did pretty well. And it reflects an improved confidence from him and a better mentality and I think he’s settling in quite well.”
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TIF Thoughts on Tim Spiers’ comments about Nelson Semedo
Whilst this season hasn’t been the best for Wolves, taking a step back from where they have found themselves in previous seasons, the signing of Semedo has arguably been one of the positives for them, being a more or less ever-present in the side since his arrival.
And whilst there might be some doubts over what is going to happen at certain positions at the club over the summer and into next season, at least they can be certain that they have someone reliable and dependable to play on the right side of defence for them, whatever the rest of the team looks like.