The Athletic’s Wolves correspondent Tim Spiers says that Diogo Jota can “win games single-handedly” if he continues to improve, per The Molineux View (March 3rd, 25:20).
Jota scored against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend as Wolves won 3-2 in north London.
Thus far this season, he has scored 15 goals in 35 outings in all competitions, while also registering six assists.
Primarily a left winger who can also play as a striker, he has been in excellent form in recent weeks, scoring three times in two games, having also netted a brace in a 3-0 win over Norwich City.
Spiers has been impressed by how good Jota has been for Wolves, insisting that he needs to replicate his form from February to May in 2019; he scored four goals and laid on three assists in 10 league games throughout that period.
He said: “If he starts doing what he did from February to May last year, as he is doing at the moment, then he can take Wolves anywhere. He can win games single-handedly, he defends from the front, he’s tenacious and was involved in all three goals [on Sunday]. Superb movement.
“For me he’s their best attacking player on his day.”
He added: “He is phenomenal on his day. The guy’s got everything. And he’s still only 23 as well, it’s quite frightening what he could do.”
The Portugal international is only going to get better.
Per WhoScored, he averages 2.4 shots per game in the Premier League, along with 0.9 key passes, 2.1 dribbles, while he is fouled 2 times per game. In addition to that, he also makes 1.1 tackles per game, along with 1.5 fouls.
He has been exceptional since his time at Wolves, scoring 43 goals and registering 19 assists in 118 appearances; that is 62 goal involvements at a rate of 0.5 per game.
If he can increase that level, which is not at all beyond the realms of possibility, then Jota could well become one of the very best wingers in the Premier League.
Watch this space.