The Athletic journalist Tim Spiers questioned Nuno Espirito Santo’s tactical decisions following his side’s 2-1 defeat to Burnley last night.
Spiers critical of Nuno
The Portuguese tactician came off second best as his side missed out on the opportunity of moving into the top 10 of the Premier League table.
Goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood condemned the West Midlands outfit to their sixth league defeat of the season.
Responding at full-time on social media, Spiers was critical of Nuno over his use of youngster Owen Otasowie, who started in the number ten role behind Pedro Neto and Daniel Podence before making way for Adama Traore on the hour mark.
“The Otasowie experiment was bizarre,” he said. If Silva was fit he should have started. And Traore looked alright when he came on fitness-wise? Plan didn’t work, played into Burnley’s hands.”
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Wolves have now lost three out of their last four games and have scored just three goals – it is worrying times for Nuno.
The pressure is starting to build as the congestion of fixtures only gets worse. Playing youth players in games so significant feels a massive risk.
Summer signing Marco Silva has not performed to the level that was expected. However, Spiers is right. Burnley’s physical presence meant that Otasowie was not in the game and played to their strengths. A night to forget for Nuno.
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