Tim Spiers has named one thing that Nuno Santo should have done differently during Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 0-0 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion, during a Q&A on The Athletic.
Many associated with Wolves will have been disappointed walking away from the game with just one point, especially after the elation of beating Tottenham Hotspur last time out.
They did have four more shots than the away side, but they also had 13.4% less possession, so it can be suggested that the 0-0 draw was the deserved result.
Following the game, there will likely be those who will look into what could have been done differently to turn one point into three.
When replying to one fan on the Q&A, Spiers gave his suggestion:
“Was surprised it was Neves taken off rather than Dendoncker. Podence…his preferred position is on the right but obviously Traore’s got that covered so I’m not sure we’ll see too much of him in the coming weeks? To be honest, I’d have rather Neto come on today, he’s having an impact in almost every game he plays.”
Neto was left on the bench for the entire game, while Adama Traore and Daniel Podence both came onto the pitch, replacing Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota respectively.
This left Santo with one substitution available that he opted not to use, but Spiers felt that he should have called upon the 19-year-old.
Neto has shown that he can be a lively threat for the opposition, as was clear to see against Leicester City, the last Premier League match that he started.
During that match, he was joint-top for key passes with three, while having the same status in dribbling after making four.
With that considered, there is every chance that he could have injected some extra life into the Wolves side as they looked to get the win.