Wolves fans have taken to Twitter to criticise Ruben Vinagre for his display in the 0-0 draw against Brighton.
The Portugal U21 international has been involved in Nuno Espirito Santo’s starting XI recently after Jonny Otto suffered a foot injury – as of now, however, he has failed to convince.
Despite helping Wolves beat Tottenham before the Brighton game, Vinagre was still hammered by some supporters on Twitter, and nothing seems to have changed this time around as his display against the Seagulls also failed to impress.
The 20-year-old had three unsuccessful touches and was also dispossessed three times by Graham Potter’s side.
Additionally, he rarely looked adventurous when space was afforded to him going forward, instead opting for the safer option – that particular feature of his game on Saturday was baffling, as he does possess decent pace and dribbling ability.
His woes going forward are highlighted by the fact that only one of his attempted five crosses went down as a success, while he also failed to have a shot or a key pass.
Let’s see what the Wolves fans on Twitter have been saying about the No.29…
Genuinely just play Jonny with a boot on
— Josh (@Lem_WWFC) March 7, 2020
Vinny proper underwhelming ain’t he. Agreed with the needed a run of games suggestion, but he got that last year when Jonny got that bad injury, bang average and disappointing, having a run of games now, very poor apart from 20-30 minutes at spurs
— cal (@cal_0107) March 7, 2020
Does Vinagre think he can beat absolutely anybody/everybody in front of him ? He`s decent, but he`s a bit of a headless chicken, Nuno will sort him in time
— tim pringle (@prings64) March 7, 2020
To kick off the reaction, one fan said that they’d rather see Jonny playing in a protective boot instead of watching Vinagre right now – ouch.
In fairness to the Portuguese full-back, he is just 20 years of age and was only making his fifth Premier League start of the season, so he is perhaps lacking a certain level of experience and game time at the top level to truly make his mark.
Average performance, struggled to keep possession and offered little. Vinagre a weak link in this team at the moment. On the plus side at least we don’t have to watch that every week 😴 #wwfc
— Warren Brindley (@WarrenBrind) March 7, 2020
Vinagre must be the only player nuno has failed to improve. He’s the same player we signed in the championship, the only thing to of grown is his facial hair. #wwfc
— Whitty (@witdawit) March 7, 2020
Vinagre shouldn’t be in this team #wwfc
— Katie Benton (@katiebenton23) March 7, 2020
Elsewhere, the comments got harsher.
One supporter said the youngster shouldn’t be in the team, whereas another said that Vinagre is the only player Nuno has failed to improve.
In other news, a journalist has named one thing Nuno could’ve done better on Saturday…