Date: 18th May 2021 at 7:50pm
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On the latest edition of The Molineux View podcast, journalist Tim Spiers has been discussing all things Wolves related following their defeat on the weekend to Tottenham.

’s men travelled to north London on Sunday as they faced ’s Tottenham Hotspur but suffered a 2-0 defeat.

Wolves’ 18-year-old striker, Fabio Silva, started the game up front for the Wanderers with Jimenez still absent following his horrific head injury suffered last year.

The young striker failed to add to his four Premier League goals for the 2020/21 campaign despite having seven shots on the day (via WhoScored).

However, Spiers slammed former Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara for his comments about the young striker following the game.

O’Hara tweeted: “Honestly Wolves I don’t know how they accept Fabio Silva upfront, 35 million quid for him and every time I’ve seen him play he’s been absolutely shocking”

In response, Spiers had this to say on the podcast (14:10):

Jamie O’Hara made some ridiculous comments on Twitter about how, ‘Wolves fans, you’re not going to be happy with having him up front or £35 million waste of money’ basically.  

“That just ignores so many facts. It’s unbelievable. It’s such a one-eyed sort of populist soapbox opinion. It’s kind of typical of him, to be honest.”

TIF Thoughts on Spiers’ comments…

One thing which is for sure is the 18-year-old has been thrown in at the deep end at a tender age. Had Jimenez not had suffered such a horrific injury then we would have expected Silva to have been a late substitute and cup game player in the hope he could learn from the Mexican striker.

However, that was not the case and with the game time he has received over the course of the season, it clearly has increased some people’s expectations on the numbers he should be hitting up top for the Wanderers.

It is still very early days in the career of the Portuguese ace and if he is given patience and good coaching it will be interesting to see where he is in a few years.

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