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Wolves: Cundle claims he needs to ‘improve’

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Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Luke Cundle has delivered a brutally honest assessment on his creative output.

Speaking to The Atheltic, Cundle said he needs to ‘improve’ and ‘produce the numbers’. The midfielder is currently on loan with Championship side, Swansea City.

Swansea are currently 10th in the league and are only two points off the play-offs.

The 20-year-old has been on the club’s books for a number of years, playing in Wolves’ under-18s and under-21s sides. Cundle featured four times in the Premier League games for Wolves in the 2021/22 season.

When discussing his overall game with manager, Julen Lopetegui, Cundle admitted that the two of them were on the same page, as far as where he needs to improve is concerned.

He stated, “I was speaking to the manager a couple of days ago and we both feel the same about my game. Football nowadays is about goals and how many chances you create and I think that side of my game needs to improve.

“I’m capable but I need to produce the numbers.”

TIF’s view on Cundle’s comments…

We believe that Cundle is showing a real maturity with those comments. At 20-years-old, he’s clearly aspiring to do better and improve as a footballer.

The midfielder has only two league goal contributions with Swansea from 12 appearances. However, that’s what these loan opportunities are for.

Not every stint away with another club is going to be successful for a player, but if Cundle can learn from this experience, then he can become a better player for it.

Some top-class players have had unsuccessful loan spells in the past and still gone on to do great things. One example of this is Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.

When on loan at Norwich City, the forward only made five appearances in all competitions and didn’t register a single goal. Now, we’re not necessarily saying that Cundle will reach the height of Kane, but an underwhelming loan spell isn’t the be-all and end-all in a player’s career.

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