Some Wolves fans have been left slamming the display of Vitinha in their 3-3 draw away at Brighton in the Premier League.
The attacking midfield player did not enjoy the best of games for Nuno Espirito Santo’s team as Sofascore gave him a 6.3 overall rating, the third-lowest out of any of the Wanderers players to have set foot on the pitch, behind Rayan Ait-Nouri and Rui Patricio.
Should Vitinha start for Wolves?
He struggled to really impose himself in the clash, losing out on both of his duels while failing to manage a single shot on target, dribble, cross or long ball, as well as losing possession of the ball no fewer than seven times in the match (Sofascore).
The 20-year-old, who is currently on loan from FC Porto, will surely have to put in much more influential performances if he is to stay in the side throughout the next few weeks.
Wolves fan reaction to Vitinha display
These WWFC supporters slammed his performance on Twitter, with one member of the Molineux faithful even going as far to say that the Portugal U21 international was a ‘passenger’:
“That was abject! Not the Wolves we have seen the past 2 years! There was no need, in a season with no pre-season, to rip the squad up. Nuno stated we had been found out, but now we have a squad full of failed signings Silva, Semedo, Vitinha, Ait Nouri have added nothing! #wwfc”
“Big questions in the summer about whether we sign Vitinha and Ait-Nouri for 20m each… Right now I would argue we’d be better off persevering with MGW over Vitinha and saving our money… #wwfc”
“Agree! Vitinha not any better than MGW, but the back line is horrible. Wolves need new defenders as much as strikers. Clean sheet under Nuno months ago!!”
“Tactically inept .. 3-1 up and the default is go defensive .. Brighton were there for the taking and suited our counter attacking Silva & Vitinha lightweight Otasowie should have won it in last minute as Silva should have vs Tottenham #wwfc”
“#wwfc show yet again that their recruitment has been utter dross. Silva is never worth £35m and has no pace. Alt Nouri is league 1 standard and Vitinha has no experience and can’t impose. If Jimenez was available we would still be poor.”
“He is a passenger at the moment Vitinha”
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