Date: 10th October 2018 at 9:00am
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It’s time to twiddle your thumbs for a bit as real football takes second stage to another pointless international break, but Wolverhampton Wanderers went into the October lull in good spirits with a hard-fought win over Crystal Palace last weekend.

With a number of clear positives to come from the game as we continue a fine start to life back in the top-flight and the Premier League, some fans did find a negative and that was the performance of Diogo Jota.

The 21-year-old was far from at his best but he certainly wasn’t the only player to have a low number of touches and a low passing accuracy based on the standards we’ve seen from him already and statistics website WhoScored did actually have him as our fourth best player on the day but just as perceptions can be misleading, it’s fair to say so can statistics.

With Jota not quite hitting the heights of last year it’s understandable as to why there’s some frustration, but the above fans have hardly written him off as given his age, he’s not the only one still adjusting to the top tier and some players always take longer than others to truly find their feet after promotion.

He’ll come good again and with Nuno Espirito Santo in his ear, I have no reason to doubt that.

 

6 Replies to ““Hate To Be Negative” “Hopefully He Comes Good” – These Wolves Fans Pick Out Weak Link”

  • Appreciate that things haven’t come off for DJ so far this season, but I’m not worried at all as his work rate (for the “TEAM”) is still sensational. Have faith! He’ll come good!

  • Obviously people are setting a high standard for Jota from his performance last season, yes he has not started as well, but just look at Mo Sala,should Liverpool drophim? it happens sometimes, form is temporary, class is permanent. If you watch Jota with in tinted glasses, his performances have been good, he has been unfortunate on a few occasions, and some of his brilliance has shown at times. Stick with him while he adjusts, he is still young. FWAW!

  • Jota is a great player and still very young, if we are getting results now and you think he is not at is best then god help the other teams when he is .
    Lets not run our players down and get behind every single one of our players because it does not get any better being a Wolves fan at this present time .

  • Cannot believe these twitter idiots. Do they not see him breaking up the play winning niggly fouls?

    We’re not 100% yet and we are racking up vital points and still you can’t please everyone.

    • Pleased with all the above comments lads, cheers. I know nobody truly ripped him apart as often happens on social media now, but I think some have got carried away and forgot we’re still adjusting and different players take longer to do that. Others are taking the headlines (rightly) but he’s steady enough – hence the Whoscored inclusion as to his rating on his pure stats from the match.

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