Wolves reporter Nathan Judah has slammed Francisco Trincao for his performance in their recent Premier League loss.
Wolves’ hopes of securing a place in European football for next season took a significant bump at the weekend as they fell to their second loss in the space of four days to another side trying to make their way into the European picture.
After their loss to Arsenal in midweek, they fell at the London Stadium to West Ham United this weekend in a game in which they had more possession and more total shots than the hosts, but could only muster one shot on target in the whole 90 minutes (via BBC Sport).
One player who was not up to scratch in the eyes of Judah was the 22-year-old, and he tore into him on the Express and Star YouTube channel after the game, slamming him for not putting away more chances on the day before he was eventually taken off just before the hour mark.
Bemoaning other aspects of Wolves’ performance, he said: “You add that in with Trincao who again was toothless – I mean, I’ve gone at him today on social media a little bit and I don’t like doing that, but at the same time, you cannot have so many chances in a football game, in a season, and not expect no criticism, because that wasn’t good enough today. 59 minutes of poor, poor, poor performance.”
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The numbers on the day certainly back up Judah’s criticism of Trincao, as he was only able to get away one shot – which was off-target – didn’t generate a key pass and lost possession nine times before he was dragged off by Lage (via SofaScore).
This performance in such a critical game, combined with the fact that he has only managed to find the back of the net just once all season doesn’t really put him in good stead for his future at the club considering that he’s only here on loan.
He’s going to have to put in a lot more effort and put up some numbers between now and the end of the campaign to convince the club that he’s someone that they should be willing to invest their money in, but given how he performed at the weekend, combined with the fact he isn’t a regular starter, he might find it hard to convince Lage to give him another chance.