Wolverhampton Wanderers fans were hoping the club had pulled off another coup when we brought in Real Madrid full back Jesus Vallejo on a season long loan spell over the summer, and the 22-year-old had begun impressing fans during our early Europa League campaign, with him boasting three starts to his name in the competition.
On Saturday, we welcomed Chelsea to the Molineux and head coach Nuno Espirito Santo decided it was time for the Spaniard to make his Premier League bow, and with a 5-2 defeat, it wasn’t a great game for the youngster to come into – but hindsight is wonderful for a reason.
With plenty of Wolves fans taking to social media in the aftermath of the game to criticise or simply plead for patience, with us looking to get up and running and register our first league win, I can certainly see the sense behind those who called for us to get back to basics to ensure we give ourselves the best chance of a lift as possible.
Plenty of overreaction over yesterday as always. Concerned by our start but no time to panic just yet. Nuno will do everything he can to put it right. I’d go back to basics for now and put Doc and Bennett in for the next league game.Can’t see us being in a relegation scrap. #WWFC
— Leamington Wolves (@LeamWolves) September 15, 2019
Bennett is twice the player Vallejo is
— Ricky (@RickyWh77) September 14, 2019
Get him back in
— Paul Timmins (@sebandhugo) September 14, 2019
Bennett would never have let that happen.
— White Wolf (@White_Wizard_88) September 16, 2019
Oh an Jesus Vallejo instead of Ryan Bennett? Nah. ???? #wwfc
— Dan Southall (@WolfInDerby) September 14, 2019
Vallejo has been awful. Hope all the Bennett haters are having fun, that’s all I have left #wwfc
— James Spencer (@jspencer_1) September 14, 2019
Something very strange gone on with Bennett, not even in the squad yesterday. Nuno said:
"It’s a decision. It’s about the profiles, we had Max (Kilman) on the bench because of that” Bennett was awesome last season against them! Bust up there surely! #wwfc #wolves #wolvesaywe pic.twitter.com/8ZEfhumZwZ
— Retrowolves (@Retrowolves1) September 15, 2019