Wolverhampton Wanderers blew a 3-1 lead against Braga on Thursday, conceding two goals in 15 minutes to end the game in a stalemate. Romain Saiss was culpable for Wolves’ collapse at the Braga Municipal Stadium and was criticised by supporters on social media as a result.
Wolves raced to a 3-1 lead after 35 minutes, but Braga turned the game around in the second half. Saiss lost Paulinho in the build-up to Braga’s second goal, dropping off and allowing the 27-year-old a tap-in from close range. He was culpable for Braga’s equaliser too, having failed to mark Fransergio when a cross came in from the right.
No one will ever convince me differently about saiss. By far the weakest link in our team. Absolute liability
— Louis Webb (@_webbz) November 28, 2019
Saiss and Doherty today have been poor
— 尼克·布鲁克 🇮🇹⚽️ (@ebanks_brook9) November 28, 2019
Because saiss gifted them a goal out of nowhere and then we just sat back and went fully defensive again for the last 20 minutes for some reason
— WwfcLA (@LaWwfc) November 28, 2019
Saiss at fault for 2 goals 🙄
— Joe smith (@joeaesmith) November 28, 2019
Wolves defending second half has been slack, thrown out the window. Conor Coady and Romain Saiss have switched off to many times in particular making it to easy for Braga #WWFC
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) November 28, 2019
Single handedly down to saiss. Liability in possession for first and just decided to let his runner go for second. Was coming from 1st half. He was on another planet
— Liam Price Music (@LiamPriceMusic1) November 28, 2019
Disappointing not to see it out. Especially the second goal for them, so slack from both Saiss and Doc. Should have had a pen to put it to bed, I just don't get how that isn't given.
— Oscillating Wildly (@OscillateWWFC) November 28, 2019
Delighted to be through put so poor in the second half. Vallejo would have defended better than Saiss there
— Adam Coleman (@Topoftheshop40) November 28, 2019
Against Braga, the 29-year-old played for 90 minutes, made 60 touches, won three aerial duels, created one chance, completed 88% of his 50 passes, had one shot, made two tackles, picked up a yellow card, made three interceptions, gave away one foul and made four clearances.
With Willy Boly still sidelined with injury, Saiss is expected to keep his place at centre-back against Sheffield United (December 1). Nuno Espirito Santo will hope for a better performance from his defender over the 90 minutes and not another late collapse.