Former Wolves man Matt Jarvis joined Emma Saunders on BBC’s Football Daily Podcast and discussed Wolverhampton Wanderers’ clash with Norwich, highlighting Nuno’s team’s lethality on the counter.
Wolves completely dismantled Norwich yesterday, romping to a 3-0 win at Molineux. Indeed, apart from just discussing the result and what it means for the losers, Jarvis was also heavily impressed by Nuno’s counter-attacking tactics that were so deadly and efficient in that clash.
Here’s what he said about it on BBC’s Football Daily Podcast (23/02/2020): “They like to control the ball, they like to pass the ball around, keep possession and Wolves, they don’t. They sit back, they soak up possession and they’re so deadly on the counter-attack. That’s the way they’ve been playing all season. They are that team, that counter-attack team. They’re so good at it.”
Since they are averaging 48% possession in the Premier League this season and they only had 40.3% against Norwich, it’s fairly easy to conclude that they like to give the ball to the opposition and then strike on the counter. Furthermore, considering they are scoring 1.4 goals per game (per WhoScored) on average in 2019/20 and are sitting in eighth at the moment, Nuno’s tactics seem to be working well for the time being.
Wolves fans, do you agree with Jarvis’ assessment of the whole situation and what are your thoughts on your team’s tactics? Let us know in the comments below!
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