Date: 22nd October 2018 at 8:30am
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With Wolverhampton Wanderers going down 2-0 at the Molineux to Watford last Saturday, a number of players, as well as the overall performance on the day, has come in for some valid criticisms in the days since.

One man who has been a somewhat regular topic of conversation is former Atletico Madrid attacker Diogo Jota as simply put, the 12-year-old Portuguese player just hasn’t set the Premier League alight as many expected him to after last season’s exploits.

Ten performances in total in the campaign of 2018/19 across all competitions haven’t yet produced a goal from him, and neither has he contributed an assist yet.

I don’t think the criticisms levelled at him are over the top, it’s more concern than anything and there remains plenty of hope that he will adjust to the top-flight as we look to kick on further as a club, but at the moment it’s not working for him – especially as per the Watford game when plenty of his colleagues are having an off day as well.

Time is definitely on his side though given his age, but it might be time for head coach Nuno Espirito Santo to take him out the firing line and try and get some better form and greater confidence into him on the training pitches.

 

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