In an exclusive interview Football FanCast, Steve Bull, who featured 561 times for Wolves, claims Nelson Semedo must improve the defensive side of his game with this season being a transformation period for the full-back and the club.
Semedo came in to replace Matt Doherty who was sold to Tottenham Hotspur last summer and despite arriving for £36.8 million, he’s struggled to fill the void left by the Republic of Ireland international.
The Portuguese international was signed from Barcelon, so expectations were high, however it’s been a difficult season for Wolves overall as they find themselves in the bottom half of the table after two successive seventh-placed finishes under Nuno Espirito Santo.
Speaking on where Semedo must improve to succeed at Wolves and how defence is the first line of attack, Bull told FFC:
“Semedo is a very talented player but he’s come in here blind-folded wondering what his role is.
“Yeah, I think he does need to improve his defending because like they say, the first form of attack is defence.
“You should shut-up shop first and then get your skates on and go down the line. However, once that ball goes out of play you have to get the whole team back in front of the ball.”
Last season, Doherty was almost a fourth attacker for Wolves with his constant presence in the final third bringing about seven goals and five assists in all competitions.