Wolves striker Patrick Cutrone has said that he is ready to “score many goals” for his new club in his first season at Molineux.
The junior Italy international, who joined from AC Milan in the summer, told the Express & Star that he is willing to learn from his attacking teammates as he seeks to get off the mark for his new club.
Cutrone said: “I’m here to learn from [Raul] Jimenez, [Diogo] Jota and [Pedro] Neto. Together, we can do everything. Everything here is different, but I’m here to learn, and I hope to score many goals.” [via Express & Star]
So far this season, 10 players have found the net for Wolves, but Cutrone is not among that group. [via TransferMarkt.co.uk]
Cutrone has had just 204 minutes of action for Wolves in the opening weeks of the season, with only Pedro Neto, John Ruddy and Max Kilman featuring less often of those players to be given opportunities so far in 2019/20. [via TransferMarkt.co.uk]
Worryingly for the Italian, the other forwards in Nuno’s squad have all got on the scoresheet this season. Despite having just 126 minutes of game time, Neto has managed to score, opening his Wolves account with a goal in the 4-0 home win over FC Pyunik in Europa League qualifying.
Cutrone may not have found the net for Wolves so far, but it has not been for the want of trying. He recorded three shots in the 3-2 defeat to Everton on Sunday, one of which was a fizzing strike that was well saved by Jordan Pickford, and another being blocked by Michael Keane.
No Wolves player had more shots in the game at Goodison Park – even Jimenez was restricted to two, but one of those resulted in a goal. [via WhoScored.com]
The effort certainly seems to be there from Cutrone, but he came to Wolves having struggled for goals last season as well, with only nine in 43 games for AC Milan in 2o18/19.
Jimenez’s excellent form will almost surely make him an automatic starter when available, while Jota has also looked potent in recent weeks.
Cutrone will need to be given chances if he is to prove his goalscoring worth, but until he manages to find the back of the net, he could continue to find himself feeding off substitute appearances while the in-form Jimenez and Jota get the nod to start.
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