Wolverhampton Wanderers came in for incredible praise at the beginning of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign owing to how we took to life in the top-flight following our Championship title win, but the latest theme in the media is quite obvious and in some ways overplayed and emphasised.
We all know we have issues scoring goals at this moment in time, in ten league matches we’ve found the back of the net on nine occasions, but we’ve also only conceded nine.
Our chance creation is largely good and it’s just the final product and the final finish that has cost players getting on the scoresheet on a far more regular basis.
Now, we can and probably will, address that in the January transfer window as our forwards will have had ample opportunity by then to demonstrate they can change the form around or, especially in the case of Raul Jimenez’s performances, show their worth in other areas.
But failure to make chances is a far bigger sin in the game than a failure to take them.
Speaking to Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson offered.
“I think Wolves have hit a brick wall if I’m honest. We wax lyrical about how great they are at passing it around, but I worry for them in front of goal. They keep the ball, but don’t look like scoring. They keep it in nice places, but I just think Tottenham will be miles too good for them.”
He predicts that their trip to the Molineux will result in a 3-1 win for Mauricio Pochettino’s side but I think it’s a gross simplification. In Merson’s pundit eyes Manchester City are the most dangerous team on the planet yet we more than took a creditable point from them. It’s one thing believing we’ll struggle to take the victory and I can understand that as it will be a tough game, but even though results have wobbled in more recent times, there’s more than enough about us to take a point from the tie.
I’d be amazed if this is a 3-1 scoreline and the hammering such a prediction implies.