Tim Spiers of The Athletic believes Wolves attacker Diogo Jota has not been himself, suggesting that he would rather play centrally than out wide.
Spiers was discussing the form of the 23-year-old on the Molineux View podcast (18/02/2020), where he gave some good insight into the player and the various roles he has played in during his time at Molineux.
“No, he’s not and he loves playing centrally,” Spiers said when it was put to him by Jacqui Oatley that Jota has not been himself this season. “That’s his preferred position. That’s where he’s done his best work for Wolves.
“I know he was on the left of a three in the Championship, but that’s a lower level for Diogo Jota. You’d expect him to play well anywhere in that league.”
Do Wolves need another striker?
With just three league goals to his name so far this term, Jota has certainly not been at his best. He is also yet to provide an assist and is averaging 2.7 unsuccessful touches per game (via WhoScored).
That is up from the 2.3 he made in the previous campaign, a campaign where he managed to score nine goals and create five. Would playing him in a more central position help him rediscover that level of form? It remains to be seen but, with Nuno Espirito Santo preferring a 3-4-3 formation this season, he will likely have to contend with being used on the left side of that three-man attack.
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