With a run of fine victories for Wolverhampton Wanderers ahead of the October international break, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo would’ve been hoping to see that continue last weekend as we welcomed Southampton to Molineux.
The game didn’t exactly go to plan despite having two goals ruled out in the opening 45 minutes, but despite a far poorer performance, Wolves kept plugging away and made our only registered effort on target count after the visitors had opened the scoring, as Raul Jimenez made no mistake from the penalty spot.
A deserved point and we remain unbeaten, but we all know we can play far better than that.
Speaking to Football Insider to discuss the game and our performance, former player Darren Bent agreed that it was a ‘disappointing’ result for the side, but he was full of praise for 28-year-old Jimenez given the performance he again put in for us.
“Jimenez is a very good player I know he was linked to a few other teams but chose to stay at Wolves. What I like about him is that he is quick, he is direct, works for the team, he got his goal yesterday with the penalty, he works really hard and he’s intelligent, which is something I really like about him, and he always knows how to get goals. And it was a disappointing day for Wolves as they should have got that win but people were worried about them at the start of the season, I was one of them as I wasn’t sure if the squad was big enough to deal with Europe and the Premier League but at the minute, Nuno seems to have got it right. He’s got his key players playing well and Jimenez is going to be key.”
I don’t think there’s any great surprise in Bent’s words, you know what you get from Jimenez and he was unlucky to not walk away with at least a brace from the game, given the decisions that went against us on the day.