Danny Mills has been full of praise for Wolverhampton Wanderers wing-back Matt Doherty, as reported by Football Insider.
Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez will rightly get a lot of the credit for getting Wolves’ second equaliser and winner against Tottenham Hotspur, but Doherty also played his part, scoring the goal that made the score 1-1.
The Republic of Ireland international getting involved in the final third is far from a one-off, as the wing-back has scored four goals this season and provided an assist.
When asked if he sees Doherty as one of the Premier League’s best in his position, Mills replied: “When you look at all of the plaudits Trent Alexander Arnold is getting… If you look at Doherty, where he has come from and what he has done, he has been outstanding. The way he has played has been absolutely superb.
“He has been one of Wolves’ most consistent players over the last two seasons and he deserves as much praise as he can get. He has got great energy and great athleticism.
“Having played as a wing-back in my career, when you enjoy running it gives you a bit of extra freedom that you can make long runs.”
Doherty, who is rated at £18m on Transfermarkt, has certainly been an impressive component of the Wolves team, helping them to their current position of sixth in the league – just three points off the top four.
There are impressive statistics from his 23 league starts and three appearances off the bench aside from his goal contributions as well.
First of all, he averages 1.3 successful tackles per game, while committing 0.6 fouls and being dribbled past 0.5 times. In addition to that, his stellar defensive work can be hinted at by his average of 1.1 interceptions and 1.3 clearances.
Of course, he also has an attacking influence, which is better shown in the Europa League, as he has two goals and an assist in seven games, while making 1.4 key passes and 1.3 dribbles per game.
All of the above shows how integral he is to this Wolves team, while also making an argument to be considered among the Premier League’s best.